New analysis published today by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) ‘Does ageing matter when it comes to workforce productivity?’ explores the relationship between

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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Children as young as 7 affected by mental health problems more likely to be out of work by 55

  • Events in childhood and young adulthood can influence workforce participation in

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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



C-UK is pleased to announce that we are an accredited London Living Wage Employer.
r Living Wage commitment means that everyone who either works directly for us or as third-party

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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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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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

Employers ‘letting down’ over 50s on risks of alcohol in later life – new report

  • Recent retirees are more likely to drink every day
  • Almost one third of older drinkers in

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




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

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

Responding to the latest Aviva Working Lives report, David Sinclair, Director, International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), said:

Ten years on from final Pension Commission report, we see



iggest ever study of its kind reveals attitudes towards alcohol and ageing could be leaving over 50s

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

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

  • 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

Demographic time bomb means employers must act to avoid a cliff-edge loss of skills and talents by 2035

A new study launched by the CIPD today reveals that the UK could face serious skills


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

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

1.4 million older people face inadequate retirement incomes after pension freedoms day

  • 1.1 million people face inadequate incomes even if they choose to annuitise.
  • But this could rise to 1.
  • urrent policy not enough to secure adequate retirement incomes for many. 
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  • etirement planning difficult due to constant policy changes.
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  • ncertainty is compounded by twin threat of
  • in 10 people with DC pots aged over 55 would prefer pension to deliver guaranteed income for life.
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  • alf want a guaranteed income that is protected against inflation
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  • et 3 in 5 people

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


Pensions Minister says the situation is improving for older workers but we must "keep our foot on the accelerator".

Ros Altmann, the UK Government’s Business Champion for Older

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


A new business “Age Audit”, published today, includes an 8-point action plan to support companies who want to respond to the

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

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

The Government should create a state-run “Equity Bank” to help low income older people generate extra income from their property argues a new report. “The UK Equity Bank”

LC-UK are currently planning our activities at the 2014 Political Party Conferences. We hope to run a series of events on topics as diverse as pensions, health, employment, care and communities

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

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

Skilling up the older workforce, supporting more older women in work and improving health have been highlighted as key priorities for European Governments who want higher levels of participation

Researchers suggest development of new financial product to help save for old age and disability.

The development of a whole new financial savings product called Personal Care Savings Bonds (

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

Baroness Greengross said:

“Our society is in denial of the inevitability of ageing. We have put off the difficult decisions for far too long.

The Public Service and Demographic Change

Responding to Aviva’s second Working Lives report, David Sinclair, Assistant Director of Policy and Communications at ILC-UK said:

“'Putting off’ retirement planning places

With around 50 days to the introduction of the retail distribution review (RDR), the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) has today published “Advice for all”, a new report which

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

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 &

Speaking at an ILC-UK meeting this week, Universities and Science Minister, The Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP urged the sector to consider how they can play a role in drawing different generations


Ignorance of pensions is preventing extended working lives, ILC-UK survey reveals

It is too often assumed that retirement is a one-off event, rather than a process. Yet there is

Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive of ILC-UK said:

“Over the last year we have seen an astonishing increase in the proportion of older workers. We have seen an almost 15% rise in

“The International Longevity Centre-UK welcomes this announcement. In the context of an ageing society, working longer is good news for the economy and older people.

However, the


This is the first in a series of short ILC reports exploring the relation between demographic forces and macroeconomic outcomes.

This research report from ILC-UK and the Uncertain Futures consortium examines extended working lives, the life course and retirement transitions.

This report by ILC-UK and renEWL features research on how working conditions, health and caring responsiblities affect workforce participation.

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 report examines the support grandparents who provide childcare to their grandchildren receive, and how grandparents feel about providing it.

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

This report sets out the specific barriers and challenges faced by over 50s with current or previous drinking problems at three stages of labour market activity: unemployment, employment and

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

The Future of Private Pension Saving, kindly supported by Age UK, brought together Parliamentarians, business, academics and industry experts to discuss how best the UK Government can incentivise

A hidden population of over 50s at increasing risk from their drinking may well be hidden in plain sight according to the first 'State of the Nation' report from Drink Wise, Age Well.

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.

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

This new study by the CIPD, in collaboration with ILC-UK, reveals that the UK could face serious skills shortages over the next 20 years if employers don’t change their approach to workforce

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.

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.

This report, supported by Prudential, calls upon the next Government to introduce a new independent Pensions Commission to rebuild consensus-based policy making in pensions and tackle the

The Missing Million: Pathways back into employment – the second in our series – examines the paths that older people take as they seek re-employment, shedding light on these journeys

ILC-UK have worked with Prudential over the last couple of years to consider the impact of demographic change on the European workforce.

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

The whole of Europe is going grey, but in Europe’s Ageing Demography, we show that Eastern Europe will be hit the hardest by the brewing demographic storm.

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.

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

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.

ILC-UK analysis of the removal of the effective requirement to annuitise in the 2014 Budget.

A brief for ILC-UK on the role for an equity bank in providing secure income for retirement.

A review of policies in place across the European Union and its Member States that are supporting older workers.

We all know that people are living longer but how is that changing our society?

The development of a whole new financial savings product called Personal Care Savings Bonds (PCSBs) could help ease the social care funding crisis facing the UK.

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.

A Compendium of Essays highlighting the challenges and opportunities of ageing for women, launched in celebration of International Women’s Day 2013.

With around 50 days to the introduction of the retail distribution review (RDR), the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) has today published “Advice for all”, a new report which

The need to boost retirement provision across the EU arises from the impact of demographic and economic change on most European countries.

Retirement is changing. What it means to be a citizen in an ageing society is in flux.

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.

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.

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

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

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

An ILC-UK think-piece by Professor John Macnicol, London School of Economics

This ILC-UK discussion paper considers the challenge presented to workplace relations and employment rights by the extending working lives agenda.

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.

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

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

The increasing proportion of very old people in the population means that how to 'age well', even in later old age, is now an important issue for policymakers and researchers, as well as

How can the capacity of older people for engagement in their local community be better encouraged? This think-piece sets out a real-life model of self-organising community groups that help

How can society make more use of the human and social capital of retirees? This think-piece argues that in the explosion of online social networking, we have a new answer to this question and a


Thursday, 13th July 2017; 15:00 (for 15:15) - 17:00, House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0PW

Held in the House of Lords on Thursday, 13th July 2017, this roundtable discussion

7th November, London, 08:30 - 10:00

On the 7th November, we will be hosting a private breakfast launch of ILC-UK’s “Advice and Small Pension Pots” policy report which sets out

The Actuarial Profession, Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ. 20 June 2012

At the end of February 2012, with the support of Partnership, ILC-UK published a report which explored the

The UK has a chronic under-saving problem, which has been exacerbated by the financial crisis and economic downturn.

A debate considering the health and employment of older workers.

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

The increasing proportion of very old people in the population means that how to 'age well', even in later old age, is now an important issue for policymakers and researchers, as well as

Age and Work in Health and Care: lessons from a European project