Are people really living longer in the UK? Does the government have conclusive proof of this? Or is this just an excuse to keep us working and paying taxes as long as we can before we finally expire. From personal experience I have known many people in the last couple of years that have died in their 50's and 60's and in some cases a lot younger. This trend seems to be rife in my work colleagues golf club where supposedly fit guys are keeling over left right and center from all sorts of ailments (heart attacks/cancer) etc ,etc. It would be interesting to find out what other people think.