“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?” Continue reading
This striking graph from the latest EU Ageing Report*1 highlights how the UK continues to spend a relatively small proportion of GDP on long term care (LTC).
See below for David Sinclair’s presentation to the Council of Mortgage Lenders on Thursday 11th June 2015. For more information, visit the ILC-UK news page.
With the General Election at the start of the month, ILC-UK published our analysis of the main party manifestos, Vision needed to tackle the challenge of population ageing. Continue reading
The widespread pension changes introduced from April 2015 – following on from the Chancellor’s revolutionary 2014 Budget – delighted many by giving people the ultimate flexibility in when and how to take their pension savings. But with greater choice comes greater risk. Continue reading
During an election campaign it is easy to get bogged down in rhetoric, gaffs and differences in individual policies. With polling day now upon us we look ahead to the concerns of the new Parliament. Continue reading
At the two extremes of the political spectrum our analysis shows that its is social attitudes, rather than economic attitudes, which drive voting decisions.
As previously discussed in this blog, the economy dominates political discourse in the media. But for many people a wider vision of what type of society we want to live in, and how we treat others around us, is also important in shaping political choices on Election Day. Continue reading
April has seen the ILC-UK publish two major reports: The Missing Million – Recommendations for Action and The Funeral Time Bomb.
The Missing Million is the third and final publication of a series of reports ILC-UK have produced in collaboration with Business in the Community and Prime, and highlighted the major themes as well as providing recommendations for business and government to help people stay in work longer. Continue reading
The phrase coined by a Clinton campaign strategist during an American Presidential election over 20 years ago still rings true for May 2015. But are there any intergenerational differences in voting motivations?