It was fantastic to read Martin Tuckwell’s opinion piece in the Northumberland Gazette online – Elderly: Time to stand up for our rights. (also Letters, March 26).
I did notice one error which I was wondering if you would be able to correct please.
In the article it states that ‘according to her (Claire Keatinge) calculations, older people contributed a surplus of £25million to the economy of Northern Ireland, a population of 1.7million people.’
The amount is in fact that older people in NI will contribute almost £25billion (or £24.7billion to be exact) to the economy over the next 50 years.
Communications and Engagement Assistant
Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland