Tuesday 15th October 2013. 12:30 (for 13:00 start) to 14:30. Atlee Room, House of Lords, Westminster

A formal lunch in the House of Lords during which we explored the role grandparental giving is playing in supporting younger people through University.

Over lunch we discussed new research by ILC-UK, supported by Key Retirement Solutions and Partnership, which set out:

  • What is the wealth of grandparents?
  • How much grandparents are giving to their grandchildren?
  • What proportion of grandparents give money?
  • What makes a grandparent more likely to give?
  • At what age grandparents are most likely to give

With students entering the new academic year contemplating the rising costs of university, we will ask whether today’s generation of pensioners – who arguably have benefited from a unique set of socio-economic circumstances – are doing enough to help? Or are they already doing as much as possible?

The research, being launched by ILC-UK, has been produced through analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), a large-scale longitudinal panel survey of people aged 50 and over living in private households in England.

The full report will be available to dowload from the ILC-UK website from Wednesday 16th October 2013.