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.

Based in Westminster, 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 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
MGM 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 UK
Alliance Boots
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Alzheimer’s Society
Big Lottery
Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Economic and Social Research Council
Electrical Safety First
Housing LIN
Independent Age
Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
Institute of Chartered Accounts of England and Wales
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Key Retirement Solutions
Legal & General
McCarthy & Stone
Medical Research Council
National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN)
Sanofi Pasteur MSD
Technology Strategy Board
Thomas Pocklington Trust

University and Academic partnerships
British Society of Gerontology
London School of Economics
Personal Finance Research Centre
University College London
University of Bath
University of Manchester
University of Southampton

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.