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.



The Commission on the Voluntary Sector & Ageing today publishes ‘Age of Opportunity’, a new study exploring the risks and opportunities facing the voluntary sector as a result of the UK’s ageing population.

New international research has found that single over-50s were almost twice as likely to report financial dissatisfaction as those who were married.



A PFRC/ILC-UK report : 'What is the relationship between financial satisfaction and happiness among older people?'

An ILC-UK report for the Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland

An ILC-UK policy briefing looking at the 2014 Budget and OBR forecasts

A futures perspective on how we make the UK the best country to grow old in.

A report from the PFRC/ILC-UK joint project.

This report is a representation of an event hosted at the International Longevity Centre-UK in January 2014 on ‘The cost of dying in an ageing society’.


In the run up to the 2015 election we are seeing lots of policy ideas emerge to respond to the challenges and opportunities of ageing. But how might these possible policy changes impact on the voluntary sector?

Success treating, managing and preventing disease has led to increased longevity and a relatively active and prosperous older generation who provide an invaluable economic and social contribution to society.



Friday, 2nd May 2014; 08:30 (for a 09:00 start) - 11:00; The Dome,...

ILC-UK and Age UK are holding a series of research and policy...