The Ready for Ageing Alliance came together in 2013 following the publication of the House of Lords Committee Report by the Public Service and Demographic Change Committee. Continue reading
‘The opinions the public form and what administrators do is helped by informed and accurate reporting so, as with all members of society, the media should treat older people with fairness, dignity and respect’. Continue reading
For many years ageist attitudes and behaviours have gone unchallenged in the UK. With Brexit deepening the generational divide and triggering an outpouring of ageist vitriol, the need to tackle age discrimination is now more urgent than ever before.
The remarkable result of last week’s EU referendum was ultimately based on a relatively close result, with 52% of voters backing Leave and 48% backing Remain. As has become all too clear since, however, this fairly small difference in vote share masks much bigger political and social divides. Continue reading
This week’s #fridayfive is on migration. Continue reading
In April 2016, ILC-UK and the Global Aging Institute hosted roundtable discussions in London and Brussels to consider what the UK, and Europe, can learn from different Asian countries’ responses to rapidly ageing societies; both events were supported by Prudential Plc. Continue reading
Are older voters swinging behind Remain? It depends how you ask them…
On 23rd May the Telegraph published the results of an ORB poll which suggested that the traditional advantage of the Leave campaign among older voters was being eroded. The poll showed that 51% of over-65s were planning to vote Remain in the EU referendum, compared with 44% planning to vote Leave.
Have the older generation benefited at the expense of the young?
As of last month, we have a new State Pension system which is expected to reduce pensioner poverty and raise low income levels, especially for women. Meanwhile, the Work and Pensions Committee is taking evidence on the question of Intergenerational Fairness – have the older generation benefited at the expense of the young?
It has been common practice for some time – and perhaps now more than ever – for journalists to emphasise the political differences between young and old in areas such as voting preferences or political agendas, and to frame those differences in terms of generational ‘conflict’ or ‘war’.