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The International Longevity Centre-UK is the leading think tank on longevity and demographic change. It is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and population change. We develop ideas, undertake research and create a forum for debate.

Much of our work is directed at the highest levels of government and the civil service, both in London and Brussels. We have a reputation as a respected think tank which works, often with key partner organisations, to inform important decision-making processes. We are aided in this work by our Chief Executive, Baroness Sally Greengross, former director-general of Age Concern and now a cross-bench peer.

Our policy remit is broad, and covers everything from pensions and financial planning, to health and social care, housing design, and age discrimination. We work primarily with central government, but also actively build relationships with local government, the private sector and relevant professional and academic associations.

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NEWS:

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

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PUBLICATIONS

Inspired by ILC-UK Chief Executive and founder, Baroness Sally Greengross, who turned 80 on the 29th of June this year, we have launched our new factpack, '80 at Eighty' giving 80 facts about life in your 9th decade.

In this new White Paper for the ILC-UK Centre for Later Life Funding we argue that “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.

This new study by the CIPD, in collaboration with ILC-UK, reveals that the UK could face serious skills shortages over the next 20 years if employers don’t change their approach to workforce planning as our population ages and demand for certain services rises.

This project from ILC-UK and Age UK sets out the key transport challenges that are arising from the UK’s ageing population.

In this analysis of the main party manifestos we highlight a failure to respond to demographic change and long term population ageing.

The Missing Million research, undertaken by ILC-UK with Business in the Community and PRIME, has identified more than a million people aged over 50 who are forced out of work involuntarily.

BLOGS:

A new Budget on 8 July and a triple lock that prevents the Government from raising VAT, Income Tax and National Insurance means that speculation has again focussed on restricting pension tax relief to fund pre-election pledges made by the Conservatives.

"I am power of attorney for my mother and this takes time and research to ensure her money is well invested, who will do this for me?"

"Having enough money, that’s the crucial thing. If you don't have children but have money you can at least pay for someone to look after you but what if you don't?"

"I don't have anyone who can act on my behalf, no children, no family, nothing! Tell me who is going to make sure I'm not ripped off?"

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EVENTS:

Wednesday 8th July 2015; 14:00 (for 14:30) – 16:30;...

Monday, 13th July 2015; 18.00 – 20:00; 34th Floor, BT Tower,...