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Young people want protection from the 'time bomb'

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YOUNG people locally are hoping more will be done to safeguard their futures against the rising cost of Guernsey's ageing population.

YOUNG people locally are hoping more will be done to safeguard their futures against the rising cost of Guernsey's ageing population.

Latest figures show that in 2011 the overall dependency ratio was 0.48 - for every 100 people of working age, between 16 and 64, there were 48 people of retirement age.

If current trends continued the ratio would rise to 85 per 100 by 2070.

Ladies' College student Laura Bampton, 17, said the island needed to prepare for the future now.

Emily Trebert, 18, said she was more concerned about whether there would be enough to go around rather than having to pay more.

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