Daily Archives: July 15, 2013

Anyone wondering why the issue of paying for long-term care is rising so swiftly up the political agenda need look no further than the latest UK census.

Much of the conversation about older people to date has revolved around estimates of the future numbers of elderly who will need care. Projections for the number of over-85s by 2031 have been steadily revised upwards in the past couple of decades:

2013 aging projections

But there has been little focus on what has already happened. Read more

Kate Allen

by Kate Allen and Simon Rabinovitch

The latest Chinese GDP figures leave little doubt that the days of double-digit growth for the world’s second-largest economy are well and truly over. Read more