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Economics of Age

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

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Older Consumers, Pensions, Work and Retirement

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

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Older Consumers, Pensions

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

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Tagged categories include: Communities and Housing, Economics of Age, Older Consumers

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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Tagged categories include: Care, Economics of Age

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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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Pensions, Work and Retirement

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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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Older Consumers

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

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Tagged categories include: Care, Communities and Housing, Dementia, Economics of Age, Equality and Human Rights, Future of Age, Health, Intergenerational, Longevity, Older Consumers, Pensions, Quality of Life, Technology, Work and Retirement

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

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Older Consumers, Pensions

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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Tagged categories include: Care, Communities and Housing, Economics of Age, Health, Older Consumers, Quality of Life

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

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Older Consumers, Pensions

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

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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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Longevity, Work and Retirement

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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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Future of Age, Quality of Life

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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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Pensions

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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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, International, Work and Retirement

'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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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Equality and Human Rights, Future of Age, Global Ageing, Longevity

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

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Work and Retirement

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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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Future of Age, Older Consumers, Work and Retirement

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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Tagged categories include: Communities and Housing, Economics of Age, Future of Age, Health, Longevity, Quality of Life, Transport

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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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age

The report highlights the demographic changes facing Scotland over the next 20 years - revealing that:

  • By 2037, Scotland’s...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, International, Quality of Life

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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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Future of Age, Longevity

A working paper by David Hayes of the Personal Finance Research Centre under the financial wellbeing in older age programme of work...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, International, Quality of Life

This discussion paper, “Linking state pension age to longevity: Tackling the fairness challenge”, aims to summarise the key...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Equality and Human Rights, Health, Pensions

Is there a relationship between a person’s age and mortgage borrowing, or the difficulties they face meeting their payments?.

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age

Using new data from UK’s largest ever social survey, Understanding Society, PRFC and ILC-UK have uncovered startling preliminary...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Quality of Life

“The cost of our ageing society”, sponsored by Milliman, highlights the projected financial impact of the cost of the world&...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Future of Age, International, Transport

“Nudge or Compel?: Can behavioural economics tackle the digital exclusion of older people?”, highlights that over 7.5...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Quality of Life, Technology

Today, the ILC-UK supported by Partnership, launched a report which will make recommendations as to how to ensure that people with small...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Pensions, Work and Retirement

Given that we know that people are going to have to work for longer under the impacts of increased longevity and inadequate pension...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Work and Retirement

It is too often assumed that retirement is a one-off event, rather than a process. Yet there is increasing evidence that we are moving...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Pensions, Quality of Life, Work and Retirement

This report, produced with the support of Prudential, examines the financial and economic circumstances of young people today, and...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Intergenerational, Pensions

'Past Caring? Widening the Debate on Funding Long Term Care' addresses one of the most controversial and intractable issues in...

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Tagged categories include: Care, Economics of Age, Health

"An excellent report"
David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science

"It is a sound research project that gives...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Older Consumers, Work and Retirement

This report, written by Dr Adele Atkinson and David Hayes of the Personal Finance Resource Centre (PFRC) at Bristol University, explores...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Older Consumers

Moreover, four in five over-65s think that spending on their age group should be protected – as did over seven in ten 16-24 year...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Intergenerational

This new report commissioned by poverty charity, Elizabeth Finn Care, sets out three principles for maintaining intergenerational...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Equality and Human Rights, Intergenerational

A series of reforms to the UK pensions system are being implemented as we speak. For instance, the female state pension age is rising,...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Pensions, Work and Retirement

An ILC-UK discussion paper which looks at the factors that impact on retirement decisions, and consider how the process of retirement...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Work and Retirement

During the dinner debate, participants considered:

* Should we see further increases to the state pension age (beyond that which is...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Pensions

With average life expectancy increasing at the rate of around two years every decade, and the state pension age increasing to 68 by 2046,...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Work and Retirement

The year ahead will be dominated by votes, politics and elections. Political pundits are already predicting that a clear election result...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Future of Age

The debate was organised jointly by the ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession, and took place in London on the 10 November 2009. Almost 200...

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Tagged categories include: Care, Economics of Age

On Tuesday 17th November 2009, ILC-UK invited a number of key people to a dinner debate (hosted by BT) to discuss the ‘Myths and...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Work and Retirement

The debate was organised jointly by the ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession, and took place in London on the 13th October 2009. Almost 200...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Pensions

The recent historical low in interest rates has highlighted that some retirees rely on their savings for income and are exposed to...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Older Consumers, Pensions

This brief, and the event it summarises, were made possible by the support of Xafinity.

The debate was organised jointly by the ILC-...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Pensions

Like many other countries confronting demographic change, the UK is grappling with the challenge of how to fund long-term care. In the UK,...

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Tagged categories include: Care, Economics of Age

 Research exploring changing patterns of inheritance transfers in the UK. The research looks at how receipt of inheritance varies...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Intergenerational

Research exploring changing patterns of wealth among UK households in the decade after 1995. The research explores all types of assets...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Pensions

A discussion paper accompanying the publication of ‘Asset Accumulation across the Life Course’. This report discusses the...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Pensions

Using analysis of the British Household Panel Survey, this report explores how many people have reasonable asset bases, how are these...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age

Inheritance transfers within families are equivalent to 5% of consumer spending in any one year, but surprisingly little is known about...

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Tagged categories include: Economics of Age, Intergenerational