Frequently Asked Questions - How would an independent Scotland manage State Pension responsibilities with an ageing population?
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All western countries need to take account of ageing populations, which brings with it pension affordability issues. Addressing these issues in Scotland requires targeted action to improve growth, boost productivity, and in particular, to increase the working-age population as a share of overall population. An independent Scottish Government would be best placed to take such targeted action to meet Scotland’s specific circumstances.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.