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 Ageing conference on the 24th November in London.

Other speakers include:

  • Professor Sir Mark Walport (Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office for Science);
  • Paul Johnson (Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies);
  • David Willetts (Former Minister; Resolution Foundation; Kings College and author of The Pinch); and
  • Lord Filkin (Public Service and Demographic Change Committee; Ready for Ageing; Centre for Ageing Better).

'The Future of Ageing, an ILC-UK Conference' will be held on Tuesday 24th November at 20 Cavendish Square in London, 09:00 (for a 09:30 start) - 17:00.



As a number of you may have been away during the summer break, and in light of the announcement today of these two new speakers, we have decided to offer our early bird rates for another month. The early bird rates will now be available until Wednesday the 30th September. During this time tickets will remain at:
£150 + VAT – Charity / Not for Profit / Students / Lecturers / Individuals
£200 + VAT – Corporate

Register to attend the event via the link below:


We are grateful to McCarthy & Stone, Partnership and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) for their sponsorship of the conference.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, visit the ILC-UK website or contact Lyndsey Mitchell at ILC-UK on


ILC-UK are once again looking for someone to speak for 10 minutes on the plenary platform in front of 250 people at our annual Future of Ageing Conference (29th November, London).

“Auto-enrolment has successfully led to millions more saving each month towards a pension, but the Committee is right to call for action to get people saving more. We are pleased they support our recommendations to consider automatic escalation of pension contributions for some individuals, and we agree that a strategy is needed to automatically-enrol the self-employed."

Dr Brian Beach, Senior Research Fellow at ILC-UK and who gave oral evidence to the Committee, welcomes the Committee’s call for stronger action by Government and EHRC and says it’s crucial that employers understand what ageism really is.

“The latest Fiscal Sustainability Report makes it very clear that we are facing an uncertain future. Demographic pressures are set to continue to dominate the agenda, with health, pension and adult social care spending all set to rise as a proportion of total GDP."

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The independent think tank the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is seeking a summer intern to start on Monday 23 July. The intern would work 4 days a week for a period of 4 weeks, with the possibility of extension.

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