Let's talk about social issues in the UK:
Some key issues are:
The UK is home to an aging population. According to the latest statistics from Age UK, there are now nearly 12 million people aged over 65 in Britain. (And this is a global issue – the World Bank has stated that if the global over-65s were a country, only China and the US would be bigger.)
This presents a major challenge for the UK Government and society as a whole. The state pension bill is set to rise rapidly while growing numbers of elderly people will have an impact on the NHS and social care provision. And a decline in the working population means a drop in tax revenue to fund all this.
Investing for global good
Global political tumult and societal upheaval have had a strange and worrying effect on the financial markets. There has never been so much money available in the world but, with interest rates at historic lows and likely to stay that way, investors are plowing their capital into bonds and securities with sub-zero yields – they are guaranteed to make a loss on their money.
Can you please add to these social issues?