This stat caught my attention from the Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2013 report produced by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/monitoring-poverty-and-social-exclusion-2013:
“the proportion of pensioners in poverty is at its lowest for almost 30 years, but the proportion of working-age adults without children in poverty is the highest on record.”
Now think about who (age wise) votes and who doesn’t. It doesn’t matter who is in power, the decision making about who will benefit most from budgets and fiscal planning policy will have a natural bias towards those who are most likely to act in the Polls as a result, hence at the moment we have a swing in favour of older voters as they are more likely to be influential in elections.
Demonstrates again the importance of us all going out and voting so that all demographics are equally considered! So make sure you make voice heard.