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For Immediate Release

Friday 6th April 2018

Just and ILC-UK ‘Innovating for Ageing’ project calls for submissions on problems relating to consumer vulnerability


Life expectancy and health outcomes worsen the more deprived an area or population is, new research from Cass Business School has found.

The researchers discovered that men are more

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

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Embargoed Friday 24th November 2017 00.01

Older people spending more time in ill health as health inequalities increase

Older people are spending an increasing number of

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.

Eventbrite - The Future of Ageing Conference 2017:  Transforming Tomorrow Today


In response to the Office for Budget Responsibility's first Fiscal Risk report, which found that ageing and technology cost pressures make health spending the biggest risk to fiscal

Research conducted by the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) has suggested that only 11 constituencies would have had different results in the 2015 General Election, had turnout rates of

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For Immediate Release: 07 February 2017

Leading think tank urges retirement housing revolution to fix the housing crisis

Research finds that although 9 in 10 65-79 year olds

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For Immediate Release, Thursday, 22nd December

Think tank finds that if between 2000 and 2015 the money that was used to plug private defined benefit pension deficits had

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For Immediate Release

21st December 2016

Struggling for a Christmas present for Nan? Take her for a meal or to the theatre.

A new report “The Missing £Billions&

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For Immediate Release

5 December 2016

Think Tank urges action to improve uptake of Shingles Vaccine among older people

Responding to the news of falls in uptake of 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

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In an increasingly complex financial world, responsibility for financial decision-making is progressively being shifted onto the individual. Yet a new report, published by

ILC-UK publishes new analysis to feed into FCA and HM Treasury Financial Advice Market Review

Ensuring policy and practice raises confidence in the provision of advice is key to increasing

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

Ready for Ageing Alliance challenge the “myth of the baby boomer”

A new report by the Ready for Ageing Alliance seeks to bust the widely touted myth that there is a uniform group 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 (


The ILC-UK today urges mortgage providers to better understand, and respond to, the increasing numbers of retirees taking loans into retirement. 

Speaking at a conference organised

Savers could buy £1 bonds for chance to win cash prizes in monthly draws.

A premium bond-style savings plan could help solve Britain’s elderly care funding crisis, academics say.

European policy makers urged to support rather than compel longer working lives.

The Eurozone’s economy could lose one in six workers due to population ageing. Harnessing the power of

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

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 &


SOS 2020 is a major new programme of work led by ILC-UK which will raise awareness of the need to adapt our economy and society to the big strategic challenges posed by an ageing

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.

One million pension savers face significant risks as a consequence of the new pension freedoms to be introduced in 2015 argues a new report. “Freedom and Choice in Pensions: Risks and

With the independence vote on the horizon, Scotland’s policymakers must face up to the challenges of a falling working age population while also tackling significant public health challenges

"While people on the verge of buying annuities or trying to build up their personal savings have been buffeted for a number of years, a rise in the Bank of England's Base Rate is unlikely any

Responding to new ONS data on Health Inequalities published today, Ben Franklin, Senior Research Fellow at the International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) said:

“This data reveals that

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



mographic forces are set to shape the future of our economy. For many advanced as well as middle income countries, population ageing will pose a significant economic problem if it results in

Using data from the UK’s largest social survey, Understanding Society, new research reveals that people who are struggling to manage their finances in old age have eight times the odds of

With 12.2 million grandparents in the UK, Noreen Siba (International Longevity Centre-UK, Managing Director) announced a new programme of work which will highlight the true extent of financial

One in three over 70’s with mortgages have interest only mortgage with no linked investment.

13% of older people with mortgages are struggling to make repayments on their home reveals new

Three in 10 (28%), or 1.1 million, of older people in debt are considered to be in “problem debt” and are struggling to repay,[1] according to new research published today by the

Today the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) launches a pioneering snapshot of the life of older women in the UK and highlights how older women are still suffering from the legacy of a

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

“Nudge or Compel?: Can behavioural economics tackle the digital exclusion of older people?”, supported by social investor Nominet Trust, explores how we can use behavioural economics

Cross party politicians and industry urge government action on retirement income

The impending regulatory environment for financial advice (RDR) may result in an ‘advice gap’ where

Mark Hoban MP – Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Steve Webb MP – Minister for Pensions, DWP
Lord Adair Turner – FSA

29th February 2012

Urgent call for a &

oung people and pensions: a savings culture is urgently needed, argues International Longevity Centre – UK


lsquo;Putting off’ retirement planning is placing young people at risk


A report by leading think-tank, International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) and commissioned by poverty charity, Elizabeth Finn Care, finds that seven in ten aged over 65 felt they


Responding to news stories that the Government intends to reduce Pension Tax Relief, David Sinclair, Head of Policy and Research at the International Longevity Centre – UK, said:



In light of proposals to increase the State Pension Age faster than currently planned, and the likely abolition the Default Retirement Age, a new discussion paper by the International

The publication of Asset Accumulation across the Life Course on September 17th has attracted significant media coverage for the ILC-UK:

In addition to a number of radio interviews, the research


For the last century, adult life expectancy in the UK has been growing apace although these improvements have not been equally shared between its citizens.

This scoping review provides an overview of the current literature on inequalities in later life.

ILC-Uk's 2017 Factpack explores retirement transitions and compares the experiences of today's 64 year olds with earlier generations.

This new report examines 30 countries and regions and finds stark intergenerational savings gaps around the world.

This new research report finds that those who received financial advice in the 2001-2007 period had accumulated significantly more liquid financial assets and pension wealth than their unadvised

The report reveals that current economic trends such as house price inflation, tighter credit conditions and low real wage growth mean we can expect to see a significant shift in the customer base

This new ILC-UK/Cass Business School report explores different methods of funding long term care insurance. 

This report explores the scale of the defined benefit pensions' crisis, outlines its implications for firms and employees and considers possible solutions.

This report looks at barriers to consumption in later life, and how best to address them to increase spending amongst the over 50s.

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

Commissioned by the Money Advice Service and the UK Financial Capability Strategy, this report carried out an extensive scoping review to establish which financial education programmes designed to

Despite significant increases in the numbers of older people living alone, half of all older people with care needs haven’t made adaptations to their homes to make them easier to live in.

ILC-UK has published new analysis to feed into FCA and HM Treasury Financial Advice Market Review.

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

This is the final report of the Commission on the Voluntary Sector & Ageing which was set up by NPC and the ILC-UK to put ageing on the agenda of the voluntary sector.

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

How consumer appetite for secure retirement income could be supported by the pension reforms.

Harnessing the power of older workers is a vital component of any long-term strategy to rejuvenate economic growth across the Europe.

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

Illuminating the employment challenges of the over 50s.

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.

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

Our analysis of the most recent wave of the Wealth and Assets Survey, exploring national wealth.

With the independence vote on the horizon, Scotland’s policymakers must face up to the challenges of a falling working age population while also tackling significant public health challenges

A Partnership Population Patterns Series brief.

A PFRC/ILC-UK report : 'What is the relationship between financial satisfaction and happiness among older people?'

An investigation into linking state pension age to longevity and healthy life expectancy

An analysis using the Wealth and Assets Survey 2008-10

A briefing from ILC-UK and the Personal Finance Research Centre on the 85+ age group with new findings from Understanding Society

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).

How can we use 'nudge' tactics to remove behavioural barriers for older people getting online?

Ensuring people with small pension pots have access to advice after the introduction of the Retail Distribution Review

A report on the older entrepreneur, alive and well.

ILC-UK report on the barriers to ‘gradual retirement’ and ‘extended working lives’ in the pensions system.

A report examining how the public and private sectors can best enable today’s young people to plan for their retirement.

This ILC-UK think-piece seeks to widen the debate on funding long term care

This new research, by David Sinclair of ILC-UK, for Age UK, considers the market potential of the older consumer and highlights how companies can make more of this population

Report exploring existing datasets to inform The Golden Economy report

This new report commissioned by poverty charity, Elizabeth Finn Care, finds that seven in ten aged over 65 felt they would be most affected by the spending review, as did the same proportion of 25-

Six in ten think spending cuts will hit older people more than other generations

This report summarises a public debate on pensions reform after the election

This ILC-UK discussion paper considers the reasons people retire when they do, and the potential future of retirement given policy change and the emergence of gradual retirement.

Where next for Pension Reform? How can we Encourage People to Save?

This report summarises two public debates on "The Economic Value of Healthy Ageing and Working Longer"

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.

“Green Paper” Debate: The Future of Funding Long-term Care for Older People

Notes of an ILC-UK Dinner Debate on the subject of the Myths and Realities of the Older Worker.

This brief summarises a public debate exploring decumulation in the context of the economic downturn.

Older people aren’t always getting the most from their retirement savings, according to a new report, by Jackie Wells for the International Longevity Centre - UK.

This brief summarises a public debate exploring the future of personal accounts and pension reform after the credit crunch.

An introduction and overview to the multiple different models available for funding long-term care in the UK.

Research exploring changing patterns of inheritance transfers in the UK. The research looks at how receipt of inheritance varies by age and socioeconomic group, and analyses the expectations of

Research exploring changing patterns of wealth among UK households in the decade after 1995. The research explores all types of assets and debt, and highlights the varied experience of different

A discussion paper accompanying the publication of ‘Asset Accumulation across the Life Course’. This report discusses the findings of the research in the context of key UK policy

Analysis of asset holdings at different lifestages.

Analysis of inheritance transfers within families


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.

Older consumers are an increasingly important market for a variety of goods and services.

To accommodate an ageing population people will need to work for longer but to what extent is this happening in reality and to what extent do barriers to working longer include poor health?

Within the context of the economic downturn, the ILC-UK, in partnership with the Actuarial Profession and Age Concern and Help the Aged, debated the current state of play in relation to

ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession joint seminar: Public Spending and the Effect of Changes in Life Expectancy

An inheritance can transform the life of those lucky enough to receive one. However, as the UK increasingly becomes a society of significant family wealth transfers, this trend may rewrite the

A seminar featuring new research on how individuals perceive and respond to 'social risks', and discussion on how public policy should respond.

How should the Government respond to changing patterns in asset accumulation among different generations? What do the diverse financial experiences of different cohorts mean for society?

What are the potential costs of longevity?

The Adequacy and Distribution of Retirement Resources in England