title: 'Watchdog UK needs immigration pay ageing population' published: true publish_date: '31-08-2016 14:56' taxonomy: category:
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Britain may need millions more immigrants over the next 50 years to pay for its ageing population and rising cost of healthcare. The government’s spending watchdog says clamping down on immigration will harm growth and wipe out much of the savings made by years of austerity. VoR's Sarah Johnston reports. However some experts say boosting immigration would be a short term solution that is deeply unpopular with British people.