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Huge elderly care bill threatens family ties

Publié par Clifford Armion le 23/05/2011

Tim Ross

"Research to be presented this week suggests that a combination of low birth rates and rising life expectancy will force the UK to spend an extra £80 billion each year on pensions, long-term care and the health service by 2050.

"The mounting costs will leave working adults facing a triple blow of higher taxes, longer working lives and less inherited wealth as their parents are forced to sell property to pay for care, the study said.

"The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, which conducted the research, warned that workers may be unable or unwilling to take time off to look after elderly relatives or pay more tax to support rising numbers of older people in future."

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"Huge elderly care bill threatens family ties", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 01/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/huge-elderly-care-bill-threatens-family-ties