EVENTS:

Over the last12 months, ILC-UK, supported by the specialist insurance company, Partnership Assurance Group plc, undertook a series of events to explore the impact of demographic change on public policy.

This new ILC-UK Population Patterns Seminar Series considered the evidence base of our changing demography and explore how policy-makers need to respond to demographic change.

ILC-UK argues that demographic changes create significant long term challenges for Governments. Previous ILC-UK work on the Cost of Ageing has highlighted the projected growth in age related expenditure on health, care and pensions. It also highlighted the need for Government to do more to maximise the economic contribution of older people in light of demographic change.
 

Events from the Series
 

The End of the Census? Population Patterns Seminar Series supported by Partnership

Thursday 28th November 2013; 14:30 (for a 15:00 start) – 17:00; ILC-UK, 11 Tufton Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3QB

Chaired by Norma Cohen (FT), we welcomed presentations from Richard Willets (Director of Longevity, Partnership); Professor Peter Goldblatt (Deputy Director, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL Institute of Health Equity); Professor Heather Joshi (Professor of Economic and Developmental Demography, Emeritus Professor, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education University of London); Phil Rossall (Research Manager, Age UK) and Professor Ludi Simpson (Beyond 2011 Independent Working group, University of Manchester)

The presentation slides from this event can be viewed here:
http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/events/the_end_of_the_census_population_patterns_seminar_series_supported_by_partn

The write-up from the event can be viewed and downloaded here:
http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/publications/publication_details/the_end_of_the_census



Missing 90 year olds, an ILC-UK debate supported by Partnership as part of the Population Patterns Series

Wednesday 5th March 2014; 08:30 (for a 09:00 start) – 10:30; Committee Room G, House of Lords, Westminster

Far fewer people are living into their 90s than predicted. Data from the 2011 census revealed that there were 429,000 people in their 90s, rather than the 457,000 predicted. Similar patterns have been observed elsewhere, notably in the United States. So why is it that the population estimates are coming unstuck at this stage of the lifecourse?

This breakfast event was chaired by Baroness Sally Greengross (Chief Executive, ILC-UK). Confirmed speakers included Richard Willets (Director of Longevity, Partnership), Angele Storey (Demographic Analysis Unit, ONS)  and Dave Grimshaw FIA (Partner, Barnett Waddingham LLP).

The presentation slides from this event can be viewed here:
http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/events/missing_90_year_olds_an_ilc_uk_debate_supported_by_partnership_as_part_of_t

The write-up from the event can be viewed and downloaded here:
http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/publications/publication_details/missing_90_year_olds

 

The demographic implications of Scottish independence. An ILC-UK debate supported by Partnership as part of the Population Patterns Series

Friday 02nd May 2014; 08:30 (for a 09:00 start) – 11:00; The Dome, New Register House, 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YT

This breakfast discussion explored the different demographic makeup Scotland to England and the rest of the United Kingdom. It will explore for example, the differences in life expectancy and mortality between Scotland and England.

The presentation slides from this event can be viewed here:
http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/events/the_demographic_implications_of_scottish_independence._an_ilc_uk_debate_sup

The write-up from the event can be viewed and downloaded here:
http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/publications/publication_details/scottish_independence

 

ILC-UK 2014 Factpack launch. Population Patterns series supported by Partnership. (Hosted by Cass Business School)

Thursday 17th July 2014; LG001 – Auditorium, Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ; 16:00 (for a 16:30 start) - 18:30 followed by a short drinks reception

Following the successful launch of the 2013 ILC-UK Factpack ‘Ageing, longevity and demographic change: A Factpack of statistics from the International Longevity Centre-UK’ in June 2013, we will be producing an updated report to be launched at a summer event in London. The 2014 factpack will set out the evidence of our changing ageing society.

The presentation slides from this event can be viewed here:
http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/events/ilc_uk_2014_factpack_launch._population_patterns_series_supported_by_partne

 

Europe’s Ageing Demography. An ILC-UK Population Patterns Seminar Series event, supported by Partnership

Wednesday 5th November 2014; European and Economic and Social Committee, TRE 7701, 7th floor, Trèves Building, 74 rue de Trèves, 1040 Brussels; 14:00 (for 14:30 start) – 17:00

There is growing awareness across Europe that its demography is changing. This discussion, held in Brussels ahead of the European Elections, considered how Europe’s population is changing and ageing.

The discussion explored:

  • Which European countries are ageing fastest?
  • How should European politicians respond to our ageing society?

The presentation slides from this event can be viewed here:
http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/events/europes_ageing_demography._an_ilc_uk_population_patterns_seminar_series_eve

 

‘Silver Separators’ An ILC-UK event as part of the Population Patterns Seminar Series, supported by Partnership

Tuesday 18th November 2014; House of Lords, Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA; 15:30 (for a 16:00 start) - 18:00

Very little research has been done on the topic of “silver separators” – divorce later in life. Figures from the Office of National Statistics published last December did, however, make it a fertile ground for discussion in the national papers. The research showed that although divorce overall is currently becoming less common, divorce amongst those in their 60s rose by 58% on the 2011 figure, consistent with increasing rates of divorce amongst older generations that has been witnessed for the past 10 years  (Office of National Statistics, 2012). Since 1985 therefore the mean age at divorce has increased by 7.1 years for men and 7.2 years for women. 42% of marriages over all end in divorce and half of these will occur in the first ten years of marriage.

Amongst other thoughts, this discussion touched on:

  • What the implications might be of more people living alone?
  • To what extent do pensions and annuity providers need to consider this issue when advising clients?

The presentation slides from this event can be viewed here:
http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/events/silver_separators_an_ilc_uk_event_as_part_of_the_population_patterns_semina