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The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is a futures organisation focussed on some of the biggest challenges facing Government and society in the context of demographic change.

We ask difficult questions and present new solutions to the challenges and opportunities of ageing. We undertake research and policy analysis and create a forum for debate and action.

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NEWS:

Previous ILC-UK Research (1) has shown how household spending steadily falls as we get older.

Today’s “Family Spending” (2) evidence from ONS, shows a similar trend, with households headed by a person aged 75 and over spending substantially less than their younger counterparts.[1]

Research finds that although 9 in 10 65-79 year olds live in under occupied houses, there could be a retirement housing gap of 160,000 houses by 2030 if Government fails to focus on last time buyers

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PUBLICATIONS

What factors affect our experiences of our intimate relationships as we grow older? This report examines the sexual and intimate lives of older adults, using survey data of men and women aged 50 to 90+ living in England.

This new ILC-UK/Cass Business School report explores different methods of funding long term care insurance. 

This report explores the scale of the defined benefit pensions' crisis, outlines its implications for firms and employees and considers possible solutions.

This report looks at barriers to consumption in later life, and how best to address them to increase spending amongst the over 50s.

This report investigates the current and proposed method of means testing adult social care in England and proposes an alternative formula.

This report sets out the specific barriers and challenges faced by over 50s with current or previous drinking problems at three stages of labour market activity: unemployment, employment and retirement.

BLOGS:

There are two fundamental issues I want to highlight with regards to the defined benefit crisis: the measurement of liabilities, and what should be done to prevent promises being broken (and how best to spread the burden if they are).

Wellbeing is a term that gets thrown around a lot. In some academic circles, it is used to describe happiness and life satisfaction. This definition has considerable uptake in the evaluations of programmes and services for older people.

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