Demographic forces are set to shape the future of our economy. For many advanced as well as middle income countries, population ageing will pose a significant economic problem if it results in an increasing proportion of people out of work relative to those in work. But measures can be taken to help reduce the economic impact of ageing. This includes encouraging and supporting those over the age of 65 to continue working, and more controversially perhaps, increasing net migration. To help understand the extent to which both measures can mitigate against the economic effect of ageing we have prepared the following slide pack which outlines a number of plausible scenarios. We aim to expand and develop this analysis going forward as well as potentially applying it to countries other than the UK.




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.