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Seasonal influenza remains a potent public health concern around the globe. Those with underlying health conditions are exposed to...

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ILC-UK have published a think piece which explores how technology is beginning to influence the delivery and uptake of adult vaccination.&...

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This paper uses English local authority data to explore the economic effects of two demographic forces: 1) the 50+ share of the...

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These differences appear to be correlated with rich and poor areas, urban and rural districts, between genders and socio-economic groups....

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Appropriate housing options to facilitate ageing in place can be a powerful tool to address the growing need for housing and social care...

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This new report summarises the work of the Commission on Dementia and Music, set-up and coordinated by ILC-UK, with support from The...

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The growing proportion of older people in the population has long-term implications for countries such as the United Kingdom. In...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Equality and Human Rights, Health, Older Consumers, Quality of Life

Increased longevity and population ageing are changing the way individuals move from work into retirement. Early retirement is no longer...

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The Government’s encouragement of extending working lives has been one of the most significant policy developments in recent years....

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While there has been much debate about the relative success of austerity in terms of supporting economic growth and controlling spending,...

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Inequalities in life expectancy by local authority have been increasing whilst the growth in pensioner income has been stalling, and...

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Widrespread ageism in alcohol treatment preventing UK over 50s getting help

- Three out of four residential rehab services in England...

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'The Global Savings Gap', supported by Prudential plc, explores the pension systems of 30 high income countries and regions,...

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‘The Value of Financial Advice’, produced by ILC-UK with the support of Royal London, analyses data from the largest...

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On the 21st September 2016, the UN dedicated a day to a high-level discussion on an issue Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned ‘...

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Research consortia renEWL  and the Uncertain Futures Research Consortium  hosted the event which was attended by leading...

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With the NHS committed to achieving efficiency savings of £22 billion through productivity gains of 2 to 3% between 2015 - 2020-202,...

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This study, by the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK), supported by the Building Societies Association (BSA) has found that...

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The pilot is a Department of Health funded programme of work, led by Care England (the leading representative body for independent care...

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'Does living in a retirement village extend life expectancy? The case of Whiteley Village'  investigates the possible...

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This report, produced by the ILC-UK and Ageas UK examines the support grandparents who provide childcare to their grandchildren receive,...

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Valentine’s day is associated with romantic love and relationships, something that most people want in their lives. However, our...

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With the dramatic increase expected in the number of older people requiring care, and the tightening of public funding, individuals will...

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The collapse of BHS and concerns over the future of Tata Steel have put the sustainability of private sector defined benefit (DB)...

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In most developed countries, including the UK, consumption accounts for over two-thirds of GDP. In these countries, a rising proportion...

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With the number of UK citizens aged 75+ doubling to 10m by 2040, social care funding remains a key public policy challenge.

The Care...

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At each stage, this report shows that there is a pressing need for action, not just for the emotional and physical wellbeing of our over...

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The 2016 Autumn Statement, delivered by Chancellor Philip Hammond on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 outlined the state of the UK’s...

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The report finds that any changes to migration policy post-Brexit could have serious implications for the adult social care workforce....

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Government action on tackling the challenges and maximising the opportunities of ageing has stalled. Far from seeing sustained...

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‘What works? A review of the evidence on financial capability interventions and older people in retirement’ was commissioned...

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Pension reforms in the UK are transforming the way that citizens, especially those who lack access to an employer funded pension scheme,...

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Whilst specialist retirement housing can offer more adaptations and play a part in supporting downsizing, the report also finds that the...

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About this report

  • The golden age of the welfare state is over. A big demographic shift to older societies and the growing pressure...

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'Towards a new age' features contributions from more than 20 leading academics, parliamentarians and industry experts,...

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Focusing policy solely on the needs of the first time buyer won't solve the housing crisis argues a new Think Piece for the...

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Whilst the newly developed role of Enhanced Care Worker has the potential to provide the skills necessary to meet the challenges posed...

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New analysis of Local Authority data also found that fears that migrants from the European Economic Area (EEA) are crowding some British...

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Despite huge increases in life expectancy, the gap between rich and poor is increasing for the first time since the 1870s, according to...

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‘Dementia and Comorbidities: Ensuring parity of care’, kindly supported by Pfizer, shows that people with dementia are less...

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‘The Future of Private Pension Saving’ warns the Government against reforming the pensions system in a way which would...

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What might the future of ageing look like? Will we live longer, healthier and wealthier lives, or will there be too little for too many?.

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The report, produced by ILC-UK as part of the Drink Wise, Age Well programme, is the most comprehensive picture of the relationship the...

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‘Generation Stuck: Exploring the Reality of Downsizing in Later Life’ presents the benefits and the challenges of downsizing...

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Ensuring policy and practice raises confidence in the provision of advice is key to increasing uptake, argues the International...

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On Wednesday 25th November 2015, the Conservative majority Government outlined the details of its Comprehensive Spending Review..

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Research busts the myth of a hedonistic retiree population

  • Retirees are saving £48.7bn per year
  • Rather than spending...

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Tagged categories include: Future of Age, Global Ageing, Older Consumers, Pensions, Work and Retirement

This is one of several key findings from ‘Moved to Care’, a ground-breaking new report which maps the size, shape and scope...

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In 2014 the UK Government announced proposals to allow people to withdraw money from their pension pot from age 55, subject to their...

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This is one of the central conclusions of ‘Take the Long Road: Pension fund investments and economic stagnation’, a new...

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The research also explored the implications of the new National Living Wage and reductions to in-work benefits.

The research found...

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This is one of the messages of a major new report ‘Creating a sustainable 21st century healthcare system’ by the...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Global Ageing, Health, International, SOS 2020 Health

The independent report, supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb*, presents research on the economic and societal impact of cancer.

The...

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The report surveyed residents of retirement villages on quality of life and used a statistical technique to compare the results with a...

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The report by the Ready For Ageing Alliance - a group of major national charities interested in our ageing society - presents compelling...

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The OBR warns that without technological innovation over the next decade, health spending in 2063-64 might need to be 5.0 % of GDP...

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We believe this budget offers some progress but there is still much to do. While many will be fixated on the immediate winners and losers,...

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Inspired by ILC-UK Chief Executive and founder, Baroness Sally Greengross, who turned 80 on the 29th of June this year, we have launched...

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The White Paper, “At a cross-roads: understanding the future likelihood of low incomes in old age”, was launched at a...

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New research  from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development and the ILC-UK, brings to light the challenges the...

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Using analysis from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), as well as evidence from transport experts at a stakeholder’s...

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In a summary of the main party manifesto commitments, we point out that without better long term planning, UK PLC faces significant...

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The research has also found that barriers to returning to work, such as age-related bias and poor understanding among employers of the...

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This trend reversal will have significant implications for current forecasts of funeral costs and highlights a growing need for families...

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Decision time: Will the voluntary sector embrace the age of opportunity?

The culmination of 18 months of research and events this...

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The report, “Here today, gone tomorrow” models the outcomes of four different approaches to using DC pension wealth: 1)...

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Over the coming decades, men in particular will live longer, increasing the need for the country to face the challenges of an ageing...

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The report, “Consensus Revisited” reveals that, despite a number of positive policy initiatives, many future savers are...

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The research finds that:

  • Long term caregiving was associated with declines in quality of life and life satisfaction for carers, and...

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A research team, from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London (UCL), has been investigating the...

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“Next Generation Health Consumers”, supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer, explores where consumers go...

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The first report in our series, The Missing Million: Illuminating the employment challenges of the over 50s, highlighted the large...

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“ Serious Illness in the Over 50s” finds an estimated 2.6 million older people or one in eight of those aged 50+ (13.9%)...

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As part of a broader demographic series by the ILC-UK, supported by Partnership Assurance Group entitled the Population Patterns Seminar...

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We have considered how European policymakers are responding to the need to better support older workers in Working longer, an EU...

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A lack of new builds combined with an ageing population means this situation will worsen unless urgent action is taken.

Housing is...

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ILC-UK research finds that the majority of people approaching retirement want to use their pension pots to deliver a secure guaranteed...

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This short ILC-UK briefing summarises the issues debated by Baroness Greengross’ Expert Roundtable on End of Life.

What are end...

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In the 21st Century in the developed world it seems implausible that people should suffer from poor hydration, yet this is often the...

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This report estimates that the Eurozone’s economy could lose one in six workers due to population ageing. It also shows that...

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'The rise and rise of the silver separator”, ILC-UK find:

  • From 1990 to 2012, the number of men and women experiencing...

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In December last year, ILC-UK hosted an event which explored this topic, bringing together representatives of local government with a...

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While it is currently the Northern and Western European countries which have the oldest populations, by 2060 many of the countries in...

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The report, New perspectives and approaches to understanding dementia and stigma, published by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-...

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Working with The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) and Business In The Community, The Internation al Longevity...

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ILC-UK, supported by the specialist insurance company, Partnership Assurance Group plc, has begun to undertake a series of events to...

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The number of older men living alone is projected to rise by 65% between now and 2030. ILC-UK and Independent Age have conducted...

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The Age Audit has been published by ILC-UK and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and states that...

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After previously releasing an eleven point prescription to help individuals prepare for ageing, the Ready for Ageing Alliance now calls...

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The Alliance has published the prescription ahead of the launch of its Manifesto on 8th September 2014. The Manifesto will set out ideas...

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The Independent Commission on Voluntary Sector and Ageing, established by the think tanks NPC and ILC-UK, have produced the report A...

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Many lifetime annuities offer fair value for money according to new research by Jonquil Lowe of the True Potential Centre for the Public...

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Future generations of pensioners face a bleak future unless Government addresses the long term challenges of working age poverty, argues...

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A new Provocation launched today from the ILC-UK and Improving Care explores potential savings to the state if we were able to intervene...

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For too long, hearing loss has been ignored, overlooked and disregarded despite the millions of people experiencing hearing loss and the...

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ILC-UK, supported by the specialist insurance company, Partnership Assurance Group plc, has begun to undertake a series of events to...

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The report argues that policy makers must work to ensure that communities do more than cater for our basic needs. It argues that...

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The most sweeping pension reform of the end of the Coalition, is the end of the effective requirement to annuitise for a large number of...

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With shrinking pension pots and longer life expectancy, retirement incomes look set to come under increasing pressure unless alternative...

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The Wealth and Assets survey is the most comprehensive assessment of household wealth in Great Britain. The latest wave of the survey...

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