Since our last update, we have participated in the bi-annual International Longevity Centre Global Alliance meeting, which brings together all 17 ILCs from around the world; we have also announced the agenda for the 2017 Future of Ageing Conference; hosted an international summit on adult immunisation in conjunction with the International Federation on Ageing, and held our annual Partners Lunch in the House of Lords.

Agenda for the 2017 Future of Ageing Conference announced

Featuring 8 workshops covering everything from innovation in the housing industry, ageism, antimicrobial resistance and extending working lives, to care, the labour market and the future of death and dying, the 2017 Future of Ageing Conference has something for everyone.

Eventbrite - The Future of Ageing Conference 2017:  Transforming Tomorrow Today

The Conference will host more than 40 speakers and contributors, with the winners of our competition to present their vision for the future of ageing to be publicly announced next week. As well as a variety of interactive workshops in which all contributors will be challenged and asked to present solutions, plenary sessions will feature discussions on health, inequality, the NHS and the 100 year life.

Each workshop and debate will be a frank and open discussion on the biggest issues facing our rapidly ageing society. Between now and the Conference, ILC-UK staff will be giving their take on these issues in videos posted to our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. Below, Assistant Economist Dean Hochlaf addresses the question 'Given our rapidly ageing society, will we need more migrants or more older workers in the future?'.

Click here for the full Conference agenda.

Click to view ILC-UK Assistant Economist Dean Hochlaf discuss the Conference topic of the demands of the labour market in a rapidly ageing society.

Recent ILC-UK Publications

The Global Savings Gap

This new report, supported by Prudential Plc, examines 30 countries and regions and finds stark intergenerational savings gaps around the world.

The Value of Financial Advice

This new research report finds that those who received financial advice in the 2001-2007 period had accumulated significantly more liquid financial assets and pension wealth than their unadvised equivalent peers by 2012-14.

When the drugs won't work: Antimicrobial resistance and the future of medicine

This information report provides an introduction to antimicrobial resistance, and the role each of us can play to help prevent medicine being 'plunged back into the dark ages'.

Extending working lives: Overcoming inequalities conference report 2017

This report summarises the key points that emerged from the Overcoming Inequalities: Addressing barriers to extending working lives event, held in April at Church House in London.

Towards affordable healthcare: Why effective innovation is key

This major new report, supported by EY has found that whilst the UK is well placed to innovate to improve health outcomes and reduce costs, the UK is often not doing enough with the tools at its disposal.

Partner Events

Hymans Robertson's Third Annual Life Insurance Seminar
Tuesday, 10th October; 09:00 - 13:00; Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD

Hymans Robertson are hosting their 3rd Annual Life Insurance Seminar in London on the 10 October from 9am-1pm, this year’s theme is growth opportunities in insurance. Please click the button below for more details, and to register for the event.

Register here

ILC-UK Blogs

Since our last update, ILC-UK staff have written about default financial guidance, housing and isolation in a rapidly ageing society, and the role of music in diagnosing, preventing and treating dementia.

'Default guidance needed to embolden consumer freedom' is the rallying cry of ILC-UK's Head of Economics of Ageing Ben Franklin, who this month wrote a special extended blog on the impact of pension freedoms and the implications of default financial guidance.

ILC-UK Research Fellow Sally Bowell has introduced the work of the Commission on Dementia and Music in 'Always on my mind: Understanding the role of music in dementia'. The blog explores the issues being addressed by the Commission, chaired by Baroness Sally Greengross, coordinated by the ILC-UK and supported by the Utley Foundation.

Finally, 'Social Crises: Housing, Isolation and an Ageing Population' examines different models of intergenerational living, such as the Homeshare and Mehrgenerationenhausen systems. This blog was produced by Eloise Peck, an ILC-UK summer economics intern

If you would like to contribute an article to our guest blog, 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, Edinburgh Napier University, EY, FirstPort, Housing&Care 21, Hymans Robertson LLP, Legal & General, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing 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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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

Ben Franklin, Assistant Director of Research and Policy comments on the role of public policy, industry and consumer bodies in assisting the regulator to protect consumers.

On 19th June entries opened for the Innovating for Ageing initiative, a competition to identify solutions to the challenges facing vulnerable consumers.

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) and Just Group have analysed the submissions and created a shortlist to take forward that helps deal with ageing issues such as cognitive decline, failing physical health, loneliness and digital exclusion.

We are looking for an experienced, flexible and proactive candidate to support the Senior Management Team in managing the financials of the organisation.