Spotlight on ageing Scots

HOLYROOD’S finance committee has launched a consultation in order to understand how Scotland handles an ageing population.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 25th May 2012, 1:48 pm

Organisations and individuals are being asked their views on the financial impacts of having to provide services and care for more old folk.

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SNP MSP Kenneth Gibson, the committee’s convener, said: “Projections suggest Scotland’s population will age more rapidly compared with the rest of the UK. With ongoing restraint in public sector budgets, what will the impact be on public finances?”