الخميس، 29 ديسمبر 2016
Brexit and population increase "to change UK radically" by 2030
Image copyright Getty Images Life in the UK will undergo “radical” change in the 2020s due to Brexit, population changes and jobs being taken by robots, a think tank has predicted.
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said there would be a Brexit “aftershock” and that the UK"s exit from the EU would be “the firing gun on a decade of disruption”.
It identified wide-ranging factors that would “reshape how we live and work”.
The government has promised to “forge a new role” for the UK in the world.
In its report, the IPPR, a centre-left think tank, said Brexit would be one of the major “disruptive forces” in the years ahead, saying the vote had delivered a “profound shock” to the UK"s political and economic order which was likely to set the country on a path of permanently lower growth and living standards.
It also anticipated a “demographic tipping point” with a population boom and the number of people aged 65 and over predicted to rise by a third by the end of the ..