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Who is going to pay the tax and cover the cost of the ageing population?

I would challenge the assumption that the cost of the ageing population must be paid by tax – in my view, a combination of contributions will be needed from public sector efficiencies, increases to tax for high income earners who can afford to contribute more, and people paying a proportion of their own bills for care. My concern is that the people who are benefitting from a service should be the one paying for it – but we all know that in the past the States have found it all too easy to just heap the extra burden on middle Jersey.

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