Welfare bill still not falling in ageing UK: Rising life expectancies could …

  • Almost a quarter of the UK economy dominated by social welfare
  • NHS and state pensions could collapse due to increased lifespans
  • Cameron has yet to slash welfare bill

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Daniel Martin and Mario Ledwith

22:34 EST, 25 July 2013


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22:34 EST, 25 July 2013

Timebomb: Experts warned that increased life expectancy could push the NHS and state pension system to the brink of collapse

Timebomb: Experts warned that increased life expectancy could push the NHS and state pension system to the brink of collapse

Welfare spending has not been cut since the general election – despite David Cameron’s promise to do so – due to Britain’s ageing population.

Experts warned that increased life expectancy could push the NHS and state pension system to the brink of collapse.

Mr Cameron became Prime Minister after pledging to cut the amount of cash going towards benefits. But according to

Article source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2378681/Welfare-falling-ageing-UK-Rising-life-expectancies-crush-NHS-pensions.html

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