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
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?
There is nothing new about dying. Whilst this statement is factually correct it is also the reality when it comes to the way most of us talk about and deal with death.
There are many factors determining whether or not people vote, so while age may play some a role, it is by no means a panacea and actually masks something more dangerous. Continue reading
What are the significance of demographic trends for May 2015? Continue reading
ILC-UK launches election blog, supported by Munich Re.
Today The International Longevity Centre UK launches its election blog – It’s Longevity, Stupid. Over the coming weeks we will be cutting through the hyperbole associated with the election and analysing the future of public policy from an intergenerational perspective. Continue reading