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The International Longevity Centre-UK is the leading think tank on longevity and demographic change. It is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and population change. We develop ideas, undertake research and create a forum for debate.

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 partner organisations, to inform important decision-making processes. We are aided in this work by our Chief Executive, Baroness Sally Greengross, former director-general of Age Concern and now a cross-bench peer.

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.

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NEWS:

97% of the fall in annuity rates down to increased longevity and low investment returns

Many lifetime annuities offer fair value for money according to new research by Jonquil Lowe of the True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance at The Open University Business School.

Future generations of pensioners face a bleak future unless Government addresses the long term challenges of working age poverty, argues the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK).

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PUBLICATIONS

Why lifetime annuities should still be part of good financial advice in the post-pension-liberalisation world.

The second annual Factpack on ageing and demographic change from the ILC-UK.

This report highlights how we can do more to prevent dementia, save lives and reduce avoidable costs.

The final report of the independent Commission on Hearing Loss, established by ILC-UK.

A Partnership Population Patterns Series brief

A report from ILC-UK and Age UK, taking a futures perspective on how communities need to adapt to an ageing society.

BLOGS:

The PSSRU’s excellent research paper, entitled Changes in the Patterns of Social Care Provision in England: 2005/6 to 2012/13, provides solid evidence of an “unprecedented” reduction in spending on later life social care and a corresponding reduction in the number of older people receiving care.

I found ‘Making our Communities Ready for Ageing’ a comprehensive, compassionate and optimistic document; optimistic in that it assumes government is willing to fund the items and allow departments to cross subsidise each other.

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