Responding to today’s Fiscal Sustainability Report, Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) said:

“The future costs of our ageing society should rightly be worrying for policymakers. But they are not all inevitable.

If we don’t do much more to support longer working lives and aid innovation in health, care and financial services, our economy will certainly suffer. Future generations will not thank us for inaction today.

These figures highlight that the UK isn’t ready for ageing. Policymakers have some tough decisions to make but procrastinating is not helping anyone.

There is a role for all of us. That’s why, on the back of these figures, ILC-UK are delighted to announce the launch of a major two year project to explore how we can ensure the future sustainability of our ageing society. Learning lessons from across the world, SOS 2020 (Sustainable Older Society 2020) will set out a plan of costed solutions aimed at Governments, the private and the public sector.”


Innovating for Ageing: Just and ILC-UK launch new initiative to develop creative solutions for tackling vulnerability in later life

ILC-UK are inviting interested parties to offer a bid to help us update the ILC-UK website.

In May this year, ILC-UK conducted a study mission to Japan supported by our sister organisation, ILC-Japan, and funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Two complementary research reports published today by ILC-UK have both found that physical and mental illness at younger ages can have a significant impact on employment trajectories in later life.

A new report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), ‘Public health in Europe during the austerity years’, has identified early warning signs that austerity will affect health outcomes for decades to come.

Innovative new programme revealed at ILC-UK’s flagship “Future of Ageing” conference London