Planning tomorrow today.

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is a futures organisation focussed on some of the biggest challenges facing Government and society in the context of demographic change.

We ask difficult questions and present new solutions to the challenges and opportunities of ageing. We undertake research and policy analysis and create a forum for debate and action.

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 partners, to inform important decision-making processes.

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.



On Tuesday 29th September, ILC-UK and a number of our Partners, colleagues, friends and supporters were honoured to be hosted by Samantha Cameron at 10 Downing Street, for a reception in celebration of Baroness Greengross’ 80th birthday.

The deadline for our discounted early bird rates for the ILC-UK 'Future of Ageing' conference is fast approaching.



The NHS should be supported to continue to invest in innovation in order to save more money in the long-term.

This report quantifies the cost of cancer to the UK economy, its families and its communities.

This new report, funded by Audley Retirement and Bupa, has found that extra care housing can have a major impact in promoting residents’ quality of life and reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation.

This report seeks to bust the widely touted myth that there is a uniform group of older people in the UK – so called baby boomers – who have benefitted at the expense of younger age groups.

This report, which highlights the vital role of good design, technology and innovation, is a collaboration between the ILC-UK, the IET and the University of Cambridge’s Engineering Design Centre.

The Conservative’s first Budget as the majority party since 1996 was not without incident or surprise. This short briefing outlines the ILC-UK response to the announcements.



The 1st of October is the UN’s official International Day for Older Persons. According to the UN’s medium population projections, the number of people aged over 65 could rise from just over 600 million today to close to 2.5 billion by 2100.

August and September has seen the publication of 4 reports from ILC-UK;



Monday 2nd November 2015, London

The International Longevity...

Tuesday, 24th November 2015; 09:00 (for a 09:30 start) – 17:...