Planning tomorrow today.

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.

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 partners, to inform important decision-making processes.

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.



New research by the International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) and Prudential busts the myth of older people splashing their retirement cash on leisure and holidays. The report reveals that from the age of 50 onwards, spending on most non-essential items begins a slow decline.

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) will tomorrow host their first UK Future of Ageing Conference. The conference will paint a picture of the future of ageing and explore the challenges and opportunities ahead.



New research by the International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) and Prudential busts the myth of older people splashing their retirement cash on leisure and holidays.

The adult social care sector in England faces a gap of 200,000 care workers by the end of this Parliament because of restrictions on immigration and a failure to attract British workers. Longer term, the sector could face a shortfall of 1 million workers in the next twenty years.

Annuitising at retirement is not the best option.

This new research report produced by Cass Business School argues that most people are better off drawing down, rather than annuitising.

Pension fund investments and economic stagnation

It will take more than a ‘nudge’ for UK pension funds to adopt long term investment strategies. The Government must address the key barriers which prevent funds from embracing the uncertainty of genuinely long-term investments.

This report investigated earnings below the Living Wage for staff in care homes for older people, what the costs and benefits might be, and how this pay increase could be funded.

The NHS should be supported to continue to invest in innovation in order to save more money in the long-term.


In 2013 a House of Lords Select Committee reported in Ready for Ageing, that “the Government and our society are woefully underprepared” for our ageing society, our biggest social change.

Following on from the launch of ‘Pension Pots and How to Survive Them’, ILC-UK Trustee Trevor Llanwarne responds to the report by Cass Business School.



The International Longevity Centre - UK regularly hosts debates, seminars, dinners and meetings on a variety of topics.

Please see the archives for previous events and check back soon for upcoming events.

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