Welcome to the February edition of the ILC-UK update

On Monday 25th January our Chief Executive, Baroness Sally Greengross, hosted a discussion on the future of private pension saving in the House of Lords, supported by Age UK. The event sold out in just over an hour and featured the new Shadow Pensions Minister's first major speech.

We are also pleased to announce that the second Retirement Income Summit will be held on Friday 10th June.

ILC-UK Publications

Drink Wise, Age Well: Alcohol Use and the Over 50s in the UK

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.

Generation Stuck: Exploring the Reality of Downsizing in Later Life

Downsizing is not for everyone, but there should be a good flow of information and housing options should people wish to move to improve their own personal situation in later life.

Financial Advice Market Review: A response from the International Longevity Centre - UK

ILC-UK has conducted new analysis to feed into FCA and HM Treasury Financial Advice Market Review, which argues that ensuring policy and practice raises confidence in the provision of advice is key to increasing uptake.

The End of Formal Adult Social Care?

Detailed analysis of the social care funding measures outlined in the Spending Review, conducted by the ILC-UK Centre for Later Life Funding and supported by Age UK reveals a bleak future for older people needing care.

George Holley-Moore introduces 'Drink Wise, Age Well: Alcohol Use and the Over 50s in the UK'

ILC-UK Events in 2016

We are pleased to announced that the second Retirement Income Summit will be held on Friday 10th June at the Chartered Insurance Institute. We will be releasing more information and opening the registration for this event very soon.

If you or your organisation are interested in sponsoring the second Retirement Income Summit, please contact our Events Manager, Lyndsey Mitchell, on

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ILC-UK Blogs

Since our December update, we have published a summary of the our press highlights from the final quarter of 2015, 'ILC-UK in the news - October, November and December' featuring links to all relevant media sources.

In January we published a guest blog from UCL's Professor David Metz which describes his motivation to create a new online resource to help families face end-of-life decisions; you can read David's blog here. To read more on end-of-life issues, you can also refer to David Sinclair's blog, 'Let's talk about death' which was also published in January.

In 'Financial education - why older people?', David Sinclair challenges the assumption that financial education need only be focused on younger people. The blog also presents ILC-UK's initial thoughts on why we believe there is an urgent need to better understand financial capability and its impact on retirement.

You can access the ILC-UK blog here; and the ILC Global Alliance blog here. If you would like to write a guest blog for us, please contact us at

ILC-UK launch new adult immunisation website

The International Longevity Centre – UK has launched the European Adult Immunisation Hub,, made possible through the support of Pfizer.

Please do have a look at the website and engage with the facebook, Linkedin and twitter accounts we have launched to promote the site, using the hashtag #adultimmunsation.

We are organising editorial board meetings for the website on 1st March in London, and 11th March in Brussels. During the meetings we will discuss the barriers to adult immunisation and the plans for future content. If you would like to attend either of the editorial board meetings please email Dave Eaton

You can also receive regular updates from the European Adult Immunisation Hub by signing up to the newsletter, using the form on the homepage at

Working with ILC-UK


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.

The current ILC-UK Partners are: Anchor, Audley, Aviva, Equiniti Paymaster, Hymans Robertson LLP, Legal & General, Retirement Advantage, Partnership and Prudential.

For more information, see the Partners Programme brochure or contact David Sinclair, We are increasing the cost of our Partners Programme for new members in April, so please get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested in joining.

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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New data analysis reveals the vast market for health apps – including the 760,000 ‘living fast, dying young’ under 40s who smoke, drink frequently, have a smart phone and regularly use the internet.

We are recruiting for a temporary Events Coordinator to coordinate and support our busy events calendar for the remainder of 2018, build on our external communications and assist the Head of External Affairs on communications around our Future of Ageing conference.

New international report explores the relationship between life expectancy and productivity in developed countries.

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.