Thursday, 29th November 2018
Copthorne Tara Hotel London, Kensington W8 5SY

ILC-UK are once again looking for someone to speak for 10 minutes on the plenary platform in front of 250

The Future of Ageing 2018

Thursday, 29th November 2018
09:00 - 18:00 (approx.)
Copthorne Tara Hotel London, Scarsdale Pl, Kensington, London W8 5SY

We will be holding our 4th annual Future

From all of us at ILC-UK, thank you for all of your support over the past year.

Without the ongoing commitment of stakeholders from Government, business, academia and civil society we would be


This year's Future of Ageing Conference will play host to 10 different panel debates covering everything from automating care, ageism, innovation in housing and the end of life.

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'In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes'
Benjamin Franklin

As a futures organisation focused on the biggest challenges facing Government and society in

‘When the drugs won’t work: Antimicrobial resistance and the future of medicine’, produced with funding from Pfizer, outlines what Governments, medical professionals and

We are delighted to announce that our Chief Executive, Baroness Sally Greengross OBE has been awarded a special Lifetime Achievement award by the British Geriatric Society (BGS), on the occasion

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Current pensioners have managed to secure unprecedented leisure time but fail to enjoy the fruits of their labour  


Press Release

For Immediate Release 28th October 2016

New analysis shows 60s who join a gym more likely to join a religious group

Think Tank’s longitudinal analysis also found that



nce our August update, we have launched four new reports, including an analysis of future care sector workforce shortages in the context of Brexit, and a review of financial capability

onfirmed speakers include:

  •  John Cridland CBE, Head of the Independent State Pension Age Review
  • The Rt Rev. and the Rt Hon. the Lord Carey of Clifton, Archbishop of Canterbury 1991-

Application deadline - 8am, Monday 12th September

The ILC-UK is an independent, research led, think tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and demographic change. Based in the

he Rt Hon. Stephen Dorrell, Chair of the NHS Confederation and former Secretary of State for Health and former Chair of the Health Select Committee, and Dwayne Johnson, Director of Adult Social

Since our June update, we have launched five new reports, including a landmark publication on the future of the UK welfare state; a report on the economic benefits of migration; and our annual

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his 2016 conference is the second in a new series of annual Future of Ageing conferences from the

Research from Cass Business School and the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) has found growing inequalities in adult life expectancy.

Based on data from the Human Mortality Database,

Press Release

Future of Ageing bleak without better planning

A new report by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) argues that our ageing society offers significant social and

There are a number of ways you and your oranisation can work with the ILC-UK.

  1. Fund research
    ILC-UK are funded by organisations interested in supporting our research programme.  To

ompanies pledge to lead the way in tackling the challenges of demographic change


group of major national and international companies have signed an open letter and pledged to “work

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is organising its first major all day conference on The Future of Ageing, on Tuesday 24th November 2015 in London.

Confirmed speakers

We are delighted to announce that Baroness Altmann (Minister of Pensions), and Steve Groves (Chief Executive Officer at Partnership), will be joining our list of speakers at the ILC-UK Future of

On the 24th November 2015, ILC-UK will be holding a day conference on ‘The Future of Ageing’. We will paint a picture of the future of ageing and explore the challenges and

Welcome to the August edition of the ILC-UK Update.

At the end of November, we will be holding a one-day conference titled The Future of Ageing, We are delighted that Professor Sir Mark Walport (

  • hink tank urges continued focus on preventing ill health as research highlights that ill health and inactivity is not inevitable.
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  • ge UK announce plans for annual “Greengross Lecture&

“Recent successes in poverty reduction at older ages could be reduced to a footnote in history” in the absence of a long term strategy for later life funding, argues ILC-UK in a new

A Commission composed of health and hearing loss experts have welcomed the long awaited publication of the Action Plan on Hearing Loss

Baroness Greengross, Chief Executive of the ILC-UK and

The Charity Act’s reference to ‘need because of age’ is patronising and should be removed—new report

Removing the reference would help charities lead banishing age

Age at death will increasingly cluster in the 90s and the life expectancy of men and women will converge, according to a study by academics from Cass Business School in partnership with the

Councils must ensure that spending cuts and short term targets do not undermine long-term investment in the prevention of ill health in old age.

‘Public health responses to an ageing

Working with The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) and Business In The Community, The Internation al Longevity Centre have published a major new report about the challenges

The Ready for Ageing Alliance today launches its manifesto for action entitled ‘Getting Ready for Ageing’.  The report calls on policymakers in Government and beyond to start

The coalition urges individuals to keep fit, eat healthy, plan ahead and listen to a little One Direction.

The Ready for Ageing Alliance has set out an eleven point prescription to help

Charities will flourish or wither at hands of ‘super boomers’— New paper from the Commission on Voluntary Sector & Ageing.

The independent Commission on Voluntary Sector &

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

A Provocation launched today explores potential savings to the state if we were able to intervene successfully on the risk factors that cause dementia- these include physical activity, smoking,

Responding to today’s Fiscal Sustainability Report, Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) said:

“The future costs of our

Local and national policy-makers are failing to ensure that our communities meet the needs of all ages according to a new report, Community Matters. Making our Communities Ready for Ageing.

A new report from ILC-UK argues that increasing the state pension age without taking into account the 18 year difference in healthy life expectancy across the UK, risks disadvantaging groups of

The members of the Commission for the Voluntary Sector & Ageing have today been announced on the day as the formal work of the enquiry begins. The Commission was established by the charity

Up to 1.7 million grandparents expect to have to contribute towards university fees. Around 364,000 grandparents have already contributed.

Grandparents are expecting to have to dig deep to help

New research from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) reveals 33% of all older people experience perceived age discrimination, with less wealthy older men being at highest risk.


  • ritish public don’t believe Government is prepared for ageing demographic
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  • eady for Ageing Alliance encourages political leaders to take action
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e Government is simply not ready

Using new data from UK’s largest ever social survey, Understanding Society, the Personal Finance Research Centre (PRFC) and ILC-UK have produced preliminary findings about the ‘oldest

Governments must do more to reduce the long term cost of ageing to the public purse argues a new policy report from the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK).

“The cost of our

Almost ten per cent of older people do not have a current account according to new research by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), and Age UK.

Furthermore, the report, ‘


The number of people aged 50 plus being socially excluded from decent housing, public transport and local amenities rose sharply over a six year period, according to new research carried

ILC-UK calls for a national debate on the future of the care home

A new “futures” report, published by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), argues that the care

Government should support the creation of new financial services products to better incentivise saving

The Government must develop a financial citizenship approach to long term saving argues the


This report has found that ageism and age discrimination in alcohol policy, practice and research is denying older people the treatment they need to recover from harmful drinking.

This information report provides an introduction to antimicrobial resistance, and the role each of us can play to help prevent medicine being 'plunged back into the dark ages'.

This major new report, supported by EY has found that whilst the UK is well placed to innovate to improve health outcomes and reduce costs, the UK is often not doing enough with the tools at its

The Ready for Ageing Alliance assess the Government's response to our rapidly ageing society and finds the UK is still not ready.

Despite huge increases in life expectancy, the gap between rich and poor is increasing for the first time since the 1870s, according to this new report from Cass Business School, City University

Using data featured in the expert testimony delivered at the 2015 Future of Ageing conference, this report describes the future challenges and opportunities posed by an ageing population.

New research by the International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) and Prudential busts the myth of older people splashing their retirement cash on leisure and holidays.

Pension fund investments and economic stagnation

It will take more than a ‘nudge’ for UK pension funds to adopt long term investment strategies. The Government must address the key

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

In this new White Paper for the ILC-UK Centre for Later Life Funding we argue that “Recent successes in poverty reduction at older ages could be reduced to a footnote in history” in

The Missing Million research, undertaken by ILC-UK with Business in the Community and PRIME, has identified more than a million people aged over 50 who are forced out of work involuntarily.

After decades of the number of deaths in the UK falling, 2015 will mark a “tipping point” where the historic trend starts to reverse: as the oldest of the babyboomer generation move

Today we have launched a major new report, sponsored by Aviva, providing the first detailed exploration of what certain choices made at the point of retirement today could mean for overall levels

Age at death will increasingly cluster in the 90s and the life expectancy of men and women will converge, according to a study by academics from Cass Business School in partnership with the ILC-UK.

Over the past decade the divorce rate for the over-60s has grown dramatically, creating challenges around finances and how to ensure mental and physical well-being among the ‘silver

Growing divorce rates in old age could contribute to increasing isolation and a greater need for formal care, argues the ILC-UK.

This think piece, published by the ILC-UK, with the support of Sanofi Pasteur MSD, explores the extent to which England’s public health structures are able to respond to our ageing

This report asks whether it is time to rethink our concept of retirement, and includes an 8-point action plan to support companies who want to respond to the challenges and opportunities of ageing.

The Ready for Ageing Alliance has launched its manifesto for action, ‘Getting Ready for Ageing’.

In an eleven point prescription, the Ready for Ageing Alliance has urged individuals to prepare for ageing by keeping fit, eating healthy, planning ahead and listening to a little One Direction.

This report examines the effect our ageing society may have on the future of volunteering, and the potential consequences for UK charities.

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

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

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

A Partnership Population Patterns Series brief.

Summary of a new study exploring the risks and opportunities facing the voluntary sector as a result of the UK’s ageing population.

A new study exploring the risks and opportunities facing the voluntary sector as a result of the UK’s ageing population.

A Partnership Population Patterns Series brief.

Debt has often been seen as an issue affecting younger people, with limited attention paid to older people in debt or who are over indebted.

Governments must do more to reduce the long term cost of ageing to the public purse argues a new policy report from the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK).

People in their fifties increasingly excluded from society says new research.

‘Creating sustainable health and care systems in ageing societies’, co-authored by the International Longevity Centre-UK, was launched at the Global Health Policy Summit on August 1st

This new ‘futures’ report draws on the challenges facing residential care homes over the next 20 years. ILC-UK argues for the care home to become a ‘community hub’,

In the wake of the global financial crisis, public debate has been dominated by the implications of the uncertain economic climate we are living in.

ILC-UK report examining the research base on centenarians and calling for policy to reflect increase in extreme longevity

Report on survey research into attitudes on the regulation of older drivers

This think-piece by Richard Berry develops a ‘system map’ of digital exclusion

The British Society of Gerontology (BSG) and ILC-UK are delighted to launch this first 'think-piece' for ILC-UK by BSG member, Simon Evans, from the University of the West of England.

This report is based on the ILC-UK/Actuarial Profession joint debate on preventative healthcare in an ageing society which took place on 3 November 2010. The debate was kindly supported by Sanofi

On 1st July 2010, NESTA organised an event which posed the question “Can the web provide innovative solutions to help transform care for older people”.

We face a future of more demands on the health service at a time when we already see health inequalities and complaints about the non-acute care which older people receive in hospitals.

This report summarises a public debate on the "Future of Age"

Looking back over a decade of ILC-UK, and forward to the future of ageing and demographic change

This new ILC-UK Think-Piece from Andrew Harrop, Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Age UK, considers the impact of the ‘grey vote’ at the next General Election.

The Fictions, Facts and Future of Older People and Technology


This ILC-UK Partners Programme Debate explored how to maximise the voice of younger people in an ageing society.



An ILC-UK debate on whether, and how policy can best respond to the political and social exclusion of younger people in a rapidly ageing society.

19th September 2012, 08:15 (for an 08:30 start) - 09:30, ILC-UK, 11 Tufton Street, Westminster, SW1P 3QB

The concept of social exclusion explicitly recognises that material exclusion is both

The seminar allowed for debate on how the meaning of retirement has evolved, and how public policy should respond.

This debate explored the nature of demographic, economic, social and technological change over the next ten years. We considered the impact of these changes on society and public policy.