The population of the UK is ageing. Today,over a third of the total UK population is aged 50 years and over and there are now more people in the UK aged 60 and above than there are under 18. This trend will accelerate in the coming years. By 2040, nearly 1 in 4 people in the UK will be aged 65 or over2.
Why older women are worse off and what you can do about it: