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.

We have strong convening power, having over the past year, organised 30 “sold out” events attracting between 30 and 300 people from Government, industry and public policy. ILC-UK is politically independent and frequently attracts speakers including Ministers and opposition spokespeople to our events.

We are a small team of 10, headed by Baroness Sally Greengross as Chief Executive. This year our factpack, 80 at Eighty. An ILC-UK factpack, was inspired by Baroness Greengross, who turned 80 in June.

The ILC-UK is a registered charity (no. 1080496) incorporated with limited liability in England and Wales (company no. 3798902).

International Longevity Centre Global Alliance

The ILC-UK is part of the International Longevity Centre Global Alliance. There are 17 partners across the globe in the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, the Dominican Republic, India, South Africa, Argentina, The Netherlands, Israel, Singapore, Czech Republic, China, Brazil, Canada, Australia and Germany.

The alliance is a multinational research and educational consortium, united in a common purpose to understand and address the consequences of population ageing and advancing longevity. Our unique alliance undertakes joint studies and symposia as well as country-specific activities to engage and inform a wide variety of stakeholders from across the globe.

The overarching aim of the alliance is to articulate a call to action from an interdisciplinary, intergenerational and life course perspective - promote and highlight the opportunities and challenges population ageing presents to modern society.


The ILC-UK Partners Programme

Longevity and demographic change are transforming societies around the world. Businesses, charities, professional bodies and policymakers must together generate a clear vision of the future and develop a plan to get there.

Through the ILC-UK Partners Programme, organisations are exposed to the latest available research and data in the UK, EU and the rest of the world. Partners are helped to understand and plan for changing societal trends and given opportunities to participate in cutting-edge debates to help them remain ahead of policy curves. Membership will help you nudge or shape policy development.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Partnership programme or becoming a Partner, please contact us.

The ILC-UK is very grateful to our current Partners:

Equiniti Paymaster
Legal & General
Retirement Advantage

For more information see our new Partners Programme brochure.

Supporters of the ILC-UK

We are very grateful to our supporters, without whose help we could not play our unique role. ILC-UK supporters include:

Age International
Age UK
Alliance Boots

Alzheimer’s Research UK
Alzheimer’s Society
Big Lottery
Boots Hearingcare


Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
Compassion in Dying


Department of Finance and Personnel NI

Economic and Social Research Council
Electrical Safety First
Engage Mutual

Institution of Engineering and Technology

Just Retirement

Key Retirement
Legal & General
McCarthy & Stone
Medical Research Council
New Philanthropy Capital
Packer Forbes

Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME)


SHW Health

Technology Strategy Board
Thomas Pocklington Trust

University and Academic partnerships
British Society of Gerontology
Cass Business School

University College London
University of Bath
University of Bristol

University of Manchester

ILC-UK workshops and training events

ILC-UK organise regular workshops and training events to help individuals and organisations maximise their understanding of the impact of our ageing society. Details of forthcoming workshops will be available on the events page of our website soon.

ILC-UK organise bespoke workshops for organisations and companies, specifically designed to your interests. For example, we will run future sessions on specific aspects of ageing (e.g. dementia; older workers; economics of ageing).

ILC-UK also run workshops and present to Corporate and Charity Board’s on the opportunities and challenges of ageing. Please contact David Sinclair for more information on these workshops and presentations.