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The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is a futures organisation focussed on some of the biggest challenges facing Government and society in the context of demographic change.

We ask difficult questions and present new solutions to the challenges and opportunities of ageing. We undertake research and policy analysis and create a forum for debate and action.

We also host an annual Future of Ageing Conference to assemble representatives from Government, business, academia and civil society to discuss how the UK can meet the challenges and the opportunities of a rapidly ageing society. For more information, please click here.

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Welcome to the October edition of the ILC-UK Update

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is organising its second annual all day conference on The Future of Ageing, on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 at Central Hall, Westminster.



In this follow up to ILC-UK's 2015 report ‘Moved to Care’, jointly produced with Independent Age, we update our analysis of the future workforce shortages in adult social care in England to take account of the EU referendum result of the 23rd June.

The Ready for Ageing Alliance assess the Government's response to our rapidly ageing society and finds the UK is still not ready.

Commissioned by the Money Advice Service and the UK Financial Capability Strategy, this report carried out an extensive scoping review to establish which financial education programmes designed to improve financial capability amongst older people are effective.

This think-piece looks to Hong Kong,  whose pension infrastructure is similar to the one emerging in the UK to examine the potential impact of the UK's recent pension reforms.

Despite significant increases in the numbers of older people living alone, half of all older people with care needs haven’t made adaptations to their homes to make them easier to live in.

This technical report presents a new index for measuring State Effectiveness, and comparative performance analysis of countries across Europe.



The final earnings replacement rate – where 70% is often advocated as the ‘right’ target – has been a longstanding and widespread measure of retirement income adequacy. But does it do the job that it is supposed to do? Will 70% of a worker’s final annual employment earnings sustain living standards after retirement?

As outlined by Professor Jane Elliott during the 2015 Future of Ageing conference the most important predictive factor for the development of dementia is age. However, of the over 800,000 people with dementia in the UK, in excess of 40,000 are aged under 65 years.



Wednesday, 9th November 2016, approx. 09:00 (for a 09:30 start) &...

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