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The International Longevity Centre-UK is the leading think tank on longevity and demographic change. It is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and population change. We develop ideas, undertake research and create a forum for debate.

Much of our work is directed at the highest levels of government and the civil service, both in London and Brussels. We have a reputation as a respected think tank which works, often with key partner organisations, to inform important decision-making processes. We are aided in this work by our Chief Executive, Baroness Sally Greengross, former director-general of Age Concern and now a cross-bench peer.

Our policy remit is broad, and covers everything from pensions and financial planning, to health and social care, housing design, and age discrimination. We work primarily with central government, but also actively build relationships with local government, the private sector and relevant professional and academic associations.

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NEWS:

New report predicts funeral ‘time bomb’ as number of deaths start to increase

Here you can find a storify summary of the launch event of our report with NPC, Decision Time: Will the voluntary sector embrace the age of opportunity?

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PUBLICATIONS

This is the final report of the Commission on the Voluntary Sector & Ageing which was set up by NPC and the ILC-UK to put ageing on the agenda of the voluntary sector.

Today we have launched a major new report, sponsored by Aviva, providing the first detailed exploration of what certain choices made at the point of retirement today could mean for overall levels of retirement income over the next 30 years.

Age at death will increasingly cluster in the 90s and the life expectancy of men and women will converge, according to a study by academics from Cass Business School in partnership with the ILC UK.

This report, supported by Prudential, calls upon the next Government to introduce a new independent Pensions Commission to rebuild consensus-based policy making in pensions and tackle the substantial challenge of insufficient incomes in retirement.

This report, the second in a two part series summarising research from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London (UCL), focusses on the UCL findings on the subjective wellbeing of older carers.

This report is one of two in conjunction with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London. This report emphasises the importance of social connections in later life and highlights the problem of low levels of life satisfaction among older people.

BLOGS:

This is the first of a new monthly blog highlighting significant press coverage ILC-UK has received for our research, reports and events.

Following on from the incredible success of ‘The Age of No Retirement?’ event at the OXO Tower Bargehouse in London on 1-2 October last year, ‘The Age of No Retirement?’ is visiting Manchester on 27-29 April.

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