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).

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, obesity and depression.

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

A report launched today presents new data to show not only the predicted growth in the number of people with hearing loss, which is set to account for almost 20% of the total population by 2031, but also highlights a £25 billion loss to the UK economy in potential economic output.

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.

We are now looking for a Research Fellow with excellent writing skills and a strong passion for policy to join our busy and expanding team. Experience or expertise in quantitative research or a background in economics would be advantageous.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, flexible and eager Research, Policy and Events Intern who is willing to embrace all aspects of our core work and in return will receive invaluable experience and insight into the national and international policy aspect of our work.

One million pension savers face significant risks as a consequence of the new pension freedoms to be introduced in 2015 argues a new report.

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.