One in four children expected to reach 100th birthday

People are living longer with children expected to reach the ripe old age of 100. As life expectancy increases the government may have to adjust the pension system further to avoid a shortage of funds. Over a quarter of British children will live to celebrate their 100th birthday, according to figures revealed by the Department for Work and Pensions. However, rising life expectancy will put an added strain on the pension system. The statistics show that over 3 million children currently under the age of 16 will become a centenarian with a further 12 million expected to live well into their 80s or early 90s.