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.
The Ready for Ageing Alliance today launches its manifesto for action entitled ‘Getting Ready for Ageing’. The report calls on policymakers in Government and beyond to start engaging seriously with the trend towards longer lives, which is fundamentally changing our country and our world.
ILC-UK and Electrical Safety First are undertaking an Inquiry into electrical safety in an ageing society, and we are calling for expert opinions on the two broad themes of housing and dementia.
In an eleven point prescription, the Ready for Ageing Alliance has urged individuals to prepare for ageing by keeping fit, eating healthy, planning ahead and listening to a little One Direction.
This report examines the effect our ageing society may have on the future of volunteering, and the potential consequences for UK charities.
Why lifetime annuities should still be part of good financial advice in the post-pension-liberalisation world.