The British Government work closely with the locally elected Government of Pitcairn through the Governor, the Deputy Governor, and the Governor's representative (who is resident on the Island). Pitcairn is facing serious demographic, economic and social issues. Supporting an ageing population of around 50 people in so remote a location poses many challenges. Sometimes there are differences of opinion between the British Government and the locally elected government. But there is a full and frank relationship between the two parties and neither is under any illusion as to the scale of the challenges ahead.