Life expectancy has been increasing in the UK for a long time. In 1980, the average life expectancy at birth was 70.6 years for a man and 76.6 years for a woman. In 2016 this had increased to 79.2 years for a man and 82.9 years for a woman.
Statistics show that dividends from UK shares are still rising rapidly.
The Treasury has announced the date of the next Budget.