Economics of Age,Future of Age,Global Ageing,International

Wednesday 20th April 2016,12:30 (for 13:00 start) – 14:30, London

ILC-UK held a private lunch debate, supported by Prudential plc, for senior decision makers and policy experts to discuss how the UK can best respond to the economic and social challenges and opportunities emerging as a result of demographic change.

To introduce the debate, Richard Jackson, President of the Global Aging Institute and one of the world’s foremost authorities on ageing, explored the emerging demographic, economic, and social trends shaping the future of retirement. He discussed his most recent research findings on East Asia and the similarities and differences between the outlook there and in Europe.

ILC-UK then presented its own economic analysis of the impact of global demographic change on the UK and highlighted some of the policy implications.

During the lunch attendees debated:

  • Might the UK’s plans for growth be undermined by demographic change?
  • What can the UK learn from how other parts of the world are maximising the economic potential of an ageing society?
  • Is the UK well placed to benefit from global ageing?
  • Is public policy in the UK adequately responding to demographic change?
  • What should the UK include within its forthcoming “fuller working lives” strategy?
  • How can business help the UK to maximise the economic potential of an ageing society?

Please see below for a summary of the points raised at this roundtable discussion