# Tuesday, April 03, 2012

That’s according to the Office of National Statistics. They say that not only will one out of three babies born in the last year live to be 100 but also that the number of centenarians will rise 40-fold within the next 50 years. The rise in life expectancy is down to factors such as improved diets, advances in medicine and a move away from manual labour. It’s interesting to think that my daughter has a good chance of seeing her 100th birthday. I do wonder, however, what this means for the future of the state pension.