There are currently 11 million people in the UK between 45 and 60, the so-called 'baby boomers'. They own 70% of the nation's wealth. In 20 years time they could own 85-90% of disposable income in the UK.
(Source: Martin Raymond, The Future Laboratory)
About half of spending on hospital and community health services in Britain is for people over 65.
(Source: Catalyst Report)
Figures for the number of dependent older people in England are projected to grow from 2.5 million in 2001 to just over four million in 2031 - an increase of 57%..