Since our October update, we have published two new reports: our second annual State of the Nation report on alcohol and over 50s, and our Economic Insight paper on the 2016 Autumn Statement.

We also hosted our second annual Future of Ageing Conference, and organised discussions covering antimicrobial resistance in an ageing society, global savings challenges and innovations in the care workforce.

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Thank you for all of your support this year

This year, we have published 18 reports (with a 19th to be launched towards the end of December), and hosted more than 50 events (attended by more than 1100 people). We are very grateful for the support offered to us by all of our research funders, Partners and collaborators.

On behalf of the International Longevity Centre - UK, Baroness Sally Greengross and David 'Santa' Sinclair would like to wish you a merry Christmas, and a happy and prosperous new year.

If you would like to support our work, please click here to donate to the ILC-UK via our Secure BT My Donate Portal.

ILC-UK Publications

Easing the transition: The relationship between alcohol and labour market activity in the over 50s population of the UK

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 retirement.

Economic Insight: The 2016 Autumn Statement

In the latest ILC-UK Economic Insight paper, we analyse what the 2016 Autumn Statement means for savings and conclude with a short discussion about UK savings policy.

ILC-UK Events

Costing care: New approaches to means-testing and funding adult social care

Wednesday 14th December; 16:00 (for a 16:30 start) - 18:30 (followed by a short drinks reception)
Staple Inn Hall, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ

This ILC-UK, IFoA and Cass Business School joint event will launch a new paper which reviews the present and proposed formula for means-testing adult social care in England.

Chaired by Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, Chief Executive of the ILC-UK, the launch will include a keynote presentation from report author, Professor Les Mayhew, Professor of Statistics, Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance, Cass Business School, and a response from an expert panel of actuaries and related professionals.

This event is currently operating a waiting list. To join the waiting list, please follow the link below.
Please click here to join the waiting list for this event.

Legal & General sponsor the ILC-UK website

We are delighted to announce that Legal & General has agreed to sponsor our website for three years from November 2016.

Kerrigan Procter, Managing Director, Legal & General Retirement said:

'We are delighted to sponsor the International Longevity Centre’s website and support their work as the leading think tank on longevity and demographic change'.

Baroness Sally Greengross, ILC-UK Chief Executive added:

'Legal & General are one of ILC-UK’s founding Partners and as such we have worked with them for many years. We are delighted that they have agreed to sponsor our website for three years. This important support will help us continue to deliver our independent analysis of demographic change'.

Please click here for more information.

Stay informed on immunisation updates throughout Europe

Given the ILC-UK's interest in lifecourse approaches to policy, preventative health and healthy ageing, we run the European Adult Immunisation Hub; a website dedicated to providing multimedia resources for organisations interested in promoting adult immunisation to policy makers across Europe.

The Hub hosts new research reports into the cost-benefit and efficacy of adult immunisation as a public health measure, videos and infographics, and patient stories to use in conjunction with research reports to advocate for adult immunisation.

Recent stories include 'Why tweeting when you're ill could help boost immunisation rates', and 'The threat posed by antimicrobial resistance'.

If you would like to contribute to the Hub, please contact Dave Eaton at

Partners Programme

Membership of our Partners Programme is open to companies and not for profit organisations. Benefits of membership include: a discount on research, guaranteed spaces at events, your logo on 3 events and 3 reports per year, and advanced copies of ILC-UK research. We also provide information and advice consultancy services to our Partners and organise exclusive events.

Partners are exposed to the latest available research and data in the UK, EU and the rest of the world. Partners are helped to understand and plan for changing societal trends and given opportunities to participate in cutting-edge debates to help them remain ahead of policy curves.

The current ILC-UK Partners are: Anchor, Audley, Aviva, Centre for Ageing Better, Equiniti, EY, FirstPort, Hymans Robertson LLP, Legal & General, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing, Partnership and Prudential.

For more information, see the Partners Programme brochure or contact David Sinclair,

Working with ILC-UK

Research and Events

Research and events produced by ILC-UK are made possible by funding from various sources. If you are interested in commissioning ILC-UK research or supporting an ILC-UK event, please contact David Sinclair,


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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."

Are you looking for a short-term paid role in a think tank over the summer?
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.

New research ‘An Economic Analysis of Flu Vaccination’ paints a picture of lives saved and costs averted, but more needs to be done to increase uptake