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.



Charities will flourish or wither at hands of ‘super boomers’— New paper from the Commission on Voluntary Sector & Ageing

The independent Commission on Voluntary Sector & Ageing, established by the think tanks NPC and ILC-UK, today warns charities to improve the way they work with volunteers, or risk losing the time and goodwill of the ‘super boomer’ generation.

We are now looking for a Research Fellow with excellent writing skills and a strong passion for policy to join our busy and expanding team.



This report examines the effect our ageing society may have on the future of volunteering, and the potential consequences for UK charities.

Why lifetime annuities should still be part of good financial advice in the post-pension-liberalisation world.

The second annual Factpack on ageing and demographic change from the ILC-UK.

This report highlights how we can do more to prevent dementia, save lives and reduce avoidable costs.

The final report of the independent Commission on Hearing Loss, established by ILC-UK.

A Partnership Population Patterns Series brief


The Times splashed today that “Baby boomers are spearheading a social revolution by redefining retirement and old age.” [1]

It reminded me of this published by Dodge in 1962 (52 years ago!)

A passport is a normal part of most people’s lives whether it is having a moan about delays due to passport office understaffing or the sheer panic of wondering which safe place you put it – 10 minutes before the taxi to the airport is due.   We all understand the concept!



Sunday 21st September 2014; Green Room, Bridgewater Hall, Lower...

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