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ILC-UK publishes new analysis to feed into FCA and HM Treasury Financial Advice Market Review

Detailed analysis of the social care funding measures outlined in the Spending Review reveals a bleak future for older people needing care.

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New research by the International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK) and Prudential busts the myth of older people splashing their retirement cash on leisure and holidays. The report reveals that from the age of 50 onwards, spending on most non-essential items begins a slow decline.

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) will tomorrow host their first UK Future of Ageing Conference. The conference will paint a picture of the future of ageing and explore the challenges and opportunities ahead.

A group of major national and international companies have signed an open letter and pledged to “work over the next five years to help make our ageing society and economy more sustainable”.

Care sector faces crisis as huge new care workforce gap revealed

Since our last update, ILC-UK has published four new reports, and ILC-UK research has also frequently been cited in the press.

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is organising its first major all day conference on The Future of Ageing, on Tuesday 24th November 2015 in London.

On Tuesday 29th September, ILC-UK and a number of our Partners, colleagues, friends and supporters were honoured to be hosted by Samantha Cameron at 10 Downing Street, for a reception in celebration of Baroness Greengross’ 80th birthday.

The deadline for our discounted early bird rates for the ILC-UK 'Future of Ageing' conference is fast approaching.

The NHS should be supported to continue to invest in innovation in order to save more money in the long-term argues a major new report ‘Creating a sustainable 21st century healthcare system’ by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK).

Our list of speakers for the ILC-UK ‘Future of Ageing’ conference on the 24th November is getting better and better. #futureofageing

Rethinking Cancer, a new report by the International Longevity Centre- UK (ILC-UK) quantifies the cost of cancer to the UK economy, its families and its communities.

We are delighted to announce that Baroness Altmann (Minister of Pensions), and Steve Groves (Chief Executive Officer at Partnership), will be joining our list of speakers at the ILC-UK Future of Ageing conference on the 24th November in London.

A new report from the ILC-UK has found that residential housing with flexible care provision (extra care) can have a major impact in promoting residents’ quality of life and reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation.

David Willetts (Former Minister; Resolution Foundation; Kings College and author of The Pinch) and Lord Filkin (Public Service and Demographic Change Committee; Ready for Ageing; Centre for Ageing Better) are to join Paul Johnson (Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies) and Professor Sir Mark Walport (Chief Scientist) as speakers at ILC-UK’s first annual conference.

A new report by the Ready for Ageing Alliance seeks to bust the widely touted myth that there is a uniform group of older people in the UK – so called baby boomers – who have benefitted at the expense of younger age groups.

Sustainable Older Society 2020 – Health is a major piece of work from ILC-UK, kindly supported by EY. Launched in July 2014, SOS 2020 Health will focus on fostering innovation in health and social care systems. Taking a global perspective to the most important challenges to health and social care, SOS 2020 aims to raise national and international awareness of problems and possible solutions, in which we all have a vested interest.

On the 24th November 2015, ILC-UK will be holding a day conference on ‘The Future of Ageing’. We will paint a picture of the future of ageing and explore the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Welcome to the August edition of the ILC-UK Update.

At the end of November, we will be holding a one-day conference titled The Future of Ageing, We are delighted that Professor Sir Mark Walport (Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office for Science) and Paul Johnson (Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies) will be speaking at the conference.

“Opportunity Knocks” has been published today by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), in conjunction with the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the University of Cambridge’s Engineering Design Centre.

Think tank urges continued focus on preventing ill health as research highlights that ill health and inactivity is not inevitable. Age UK announce plans for annual “Greengross Lecture”

How can we support and treat people with dementia in an acceptable way that’s affordable? The May 2015 MODEM newsletter

“Recent successes in poverty reduction at older ages could be reduced to a footnote in history” in the absence of a long term strategy for later life funding, argues ILC-UK in a new White Paper for the Centre for Later Life Funding.

Demographic time bomb means employers must act to avoid a cliff-edge loss of skills and talents by 2035

The International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) is looking to consolidate its links with universities and grow its early and mid-career researchers panel. Meeting three times a year this panel sits alongside our full academic advisory board.

The Future of Transport in an Ageing Society, a new report by thinktank The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) and charity Age-UK, highlights the travel problems faced by millions of older people.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and eager Research and Policy Intern who is willing to embrace all aspects of the organisation.

The ILC-UK today urges mortgage providers to better understand, and respond to, the increasing numbers of retirees taking loans into retirement.

Welcome to the June edition of the ILC-UK Update

Analysis of the main party manifestos by the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) highlights a failure to respond to demographic change and long term population ageing.

The ILC-UK has set up a new Centre for Later Life Funding, to replace the Care Funding Advice Network (CFAN).

Today The International Longevity Centre UK launches its election blog – It’s Longevity, Stupid. Over the coming weeks we will be cutting through the hyperbole associated with the election and analysing the future of public policy from an intergenerational perspective.

New report predicts funeral ‘time bomb’ as number of deaths start to increase

Here you can find a storify summary of the launch event of our report with NPC, Decision Time: Will the voluntary sector embrace the age of opportunity?

A Commission composed of health and hearing loss experts have welcomed the long awaited publication of the Action Plan on Hearing Loss

Removing the reference would help charities lead banishing age stereotypes and prepare for our ageing population, argues the final report from the Commission on Voluntary Sector & Sector.

Welcome to the March edition of the ILC-UK Update.

On the 16th of March, ILC-UK launched “Here today, gone tomorrow: How today’s retirement choices could affect financial resilience over the long term?” - new research made possible with the support of Aviva.

A major new report published by the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) and sponsored by Aviva, provides the first detailed exploration of what certain choices made at the point of retirement today could mean for overall levels of retirement income over the next 30 years.

ILC-UK Respond to Work and Pensions Committee call for the establishment of an Independent Pension Commission

Establishing the human ‘sell-by date’ is crucial in order for society to plan for the future.

A Commission composed of health and hearing loss experts have warmly welcomed the latest report from Monitor.

International Longevity Centre - UK make the case for political consensus required to tackle “perfect storm” for savers.

Social isolation, loneliness and giving up caregiving all linked to depression and low quality of life in old age.

New research by the ILC-UK reveals a continuing generational divide in access to and trust of health information.

A new report, published today, explores where consumers go to seek out health information and who they trust. “Next Generation Health Consumers” incorporates a survey of 4,182 individuals across the UK, Germany, France and Portugal.

Age discrimination is cited as one such barrier with the research highlighting that people aged 50-69 who report having experienced some kind of discrimination, felt their age was the main reason for being treated differently by employers.

With demand for NHS services already under pressure, new analysis by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) and supported by Engage Mutual, the over-50s life cover specialists, predicts the NHS may have to support up to one million more older people with serious illnesses within the next ten years.

Electrical Safety First is urging the Government to put an end to poor quality housing after its report, released today, concludes that one million people aged over 75 currently live in non-decent homes.

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) are today announcing plans to explore the case for a second Independent Pensions Commission.

New research published today by, finds that the majority of people approaching retirement want to use their pension pots to deliver a secure guaranteed income for life, with inflation protection being very important, but many may be too confused to know how to go about achieving this goal.