Protecting the public purse

Under pressure

Tackling the financial challenge for councils of an ageing population

Councils face the challenge of an ageing population as public spending reduces. This report says most councils do not know enough about the costs of their ageing population. They may also miss the savings that could flow from preventive services and better work with other organisations.

Finance improvement tool

We developed our finance improvement tool to help councils to respond to the financial impact of an ageing population. It is based on the areas for challenge and review, identified in this study report.

The Finance Improvement Tool is available from the Audit Commission’s partnership website, the Improvement Network.

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Under pressure: Tackling the financial challenge for councils of an ageing population
Summary
Financial implications of an ageing population: Literature review
Financial implications of an ageing population
Scrutiny guide