Ruth Gilbert reviews recent ONS reports as they affect the ages for buying life cover
As discussed in my last article, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published new figures showing rates of death registrations and suicides worked out on a slightly different basis than previous reports. This article follows up on that to see what we can actually deduce for the direction of mortality and suicides as it affects life insurers. Helpfully, since then, the very useful triennial mortality rates up to 2018 have also been published. Less usefully, ONS headlines about these figures...
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