Wednesday, 5th April 2017; 09:30 (for 10:00) – 15:30, Church House, Dean’s Yard, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3NZ

Socio-economic inequalities continue to present challenges to the Government’s Fuller Working Lives programme, and research conducted by the ILC-UK in 2015 found that although 1.1 million people are currently working beyond state pension age, 1 million people aged 50-64 have been forced out of work through a combination of redundancy, ill health or early retirement.

This one day conference, hosted by the ILC-UK and research teams from renEWL and the Uncertain Futures consortium allowed policy makers, business leaders, civil society organisations and academics to engage with new research findings on the socio-economic inequalities preventing some sections of the population from achieving longer, fuller working lives. The conference examined the current barriers to extending working lives: health inequalities, work place practice, and the policy barriers that Government, business and civil society can work collectively to address.

Speakers included:

  • John Cridland, Independent Reviewer of the State Pension Age
  • Professor David Armstrong, Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, King's College London
  • Professor Jenny Head, Professor of Medical and Social Statistics, UCL
  • Prof. Sarah Vickerstaff, Professor of Work and Employment, University of Kent
  • Dr Mai Stafford, Reader in Social Epidemiology, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
  • Dr Charlotte ClarkReader in Environmental & Mental Health Epidemiology, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Peter KellySenior Psychologist, Health and Safety Executive
  • Nicola Lee, Employment Relations Adviser, RCN
  • Dr Ewan CarrResearch Associate, UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Professor Wendy LorettoDean, University of Edinburgh’s Business School, and Professor of Organisational Behaviour
  • Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager, Centre for Ageing Better
  • Denise Keating, CEO, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion
  • Yvonne Sonsino, Innovation Leader, Mercer Europe and Pacific
  • Dr Emily MurraySenior Research Associate, UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Professor Chris PhillipsonProfessor of Gerontology and Co-Director of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing
  • Russell Taylor, DWP Fuller Working Lives Team
  • Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, Age UK
  • Professor Stephen StansfeldProfessor of Psychiatry, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Dr Joanne CrawfordHead of the Ergonomics and Human Factors section at the Institute of Occupational Medicine
  • Rachael Saunders, Business in the Community

Please see below for the slides presented during the Conference.