Future of demographic change

Foresight project looking at the implications of demographic change for the UK government.

Over the coming decades demographic pressures such as an ageing society and an increasing population will mean that the government has to make robust decisions on a range of issues such as pensions, healthcare and education.

The demography project aimed to improve our understanding of the challenges of future demographic change to encourage well informed, cross-government decision making which is resilient to future uncertainties.

This project has helped shed light on a range of important issues for the UK. The findings will inform Foresight projects including the Future of ageing and the Future of cities and we will continue to work with policy makers to understand the implications for government.

Published 13 May 2013