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Demography of Scotland

Posted 05/03/2016

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee's inquiry into the demography of Scotland.

The Advice Paper found that the age dependency ratio in Scotland is due to rise over the next quarter of a century, with the increase in the post-retirement population likely to lead to increased demands for health and social care services.

The paper suggests that despite the newly agreed fiscal framework appearing to have resolved the issue until 2022, considerable work will be needed to reach a long term agreed framework.

The full response can be found here.

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