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Response to IFS warning on social care funding

Paul Johnson, director of the IFS, has warned that politicians need to face up to the need for higher taxes or radical reforms to care for the UK’s ageing population.

Our Chief Executive, Dr Anna Dixon, highlights the need to reduce demand for social care

Dr Anna Dixon, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better, said:

“We agree hard choices must be made if we are to adequately fund social care and guarantee everyone a decent pension.

“While debates on tax remain politically contentious, radical reform must focus on reducing demand for care and helping people save for later life.

“That means supporting everyone to be healthier and more active as they age, enabling people to work for longer so they can pay into pensions, and offering more support to unpaid carers.”

The State of Ageing in 2019: Adding life to our years

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