Ahead of the Pre-Budget report, The International Longevity Centre-UK Chief Executive, Baroness Greengross, said:

“Recent political interest in social care has highlighted the recognition of the societal challenges faced by increasing longevity.

In a tight fiscal regime, the Government must work to prioritise social care funding and dementia research. If we fail to meet the challenges of longevity we will be letting down both today’s and tomorrow’s older population. Older people will represent a high proportion of voters in next year’s general election and as such politicians will ignore at their peril.”


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.