Employers can help with the health challenges of UK’s ageing society
The Office of National Statistics report the concerning state of healthy life expectancy in England and Wales. Healthy life expectancy (HLE) is defined as the number of years we can expect to live in “good” or “very good” general health. There is a gap in HLE between those in the most deprived and least deprived communities in the country. A man and a woman in the most deprived decile carry an HLE at birth of just 52 years. Those in the least deprived decile carry an HLE at birth of more than 70 years, an 18-year gap.
This insight comes at the same time the state pension age is increased, to at least 68 from 2039. It may rise further. Read https://www.aviva.com/newsroom/news-releases/2019/03/employers-can-help-with-the-health-challenges-of-uk-ageing-society/