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We're living longer and staying healthier and more active into much later life. So why the pessimism about Britain's ageing population?



Given the choice, most people would like to retire early but moves are afoot to extend our working lives.

Life expectancy is increasing but how will we cope if this means we are going to be in ill health for longer?



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