People over 65 are now just as worried about Brexit as young people

People over 65 are now just as worried about Brexit as young people

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People over 65 are now just as worried about Brexit as young people

The older generation are becoming increasingly concerned about Brexit, new research has shown.

The over-65s – the majority of whom voted to leave the EU – are now said to be just as worried about our exit as the youngest voting group.

A survey by consumer organisation Which? found almost two in three people nationwide were now having serious concerns.

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Director of policy, Caroline Normand, said: ‘The continuing lack of certainty about how the UK will leave the EU is clearly concerning people as they consider what it could mean for families and businesses across Britain.

‘Consumers want a Brexit that protects and enhances their rights and gives them access to a wider range of high-quality, affordable goods and services.

Potential disaster scenario

‘We believe that the best way to ease people’s worries is for the Government to agree a deal with the European Union that will meet these expectations and avoid the potential disaster scenario of a no-deal.’

The survey found that some 61% of people over the age of 65 were worried about the impact of Brexit – which is a 34% increase on the first poll done in September 2016.

Among those aged 18 to 34, 64% say they are concerned about the consequences of Brexit, the consumer group said.

But Which? also found a rise among the 34 to 64 age group who say they are concerned since September 2016, an increase of 24 percentage points to the current 60%.

Young people have previously said they are worried about their futures because of Brexit.

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