Guest blog: Sue Arthur, Policy and Research Manager, Independent Age – The overlooked over-75s: have pensioners ‘never had it so good’?

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?

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Guest Blog: Lord Filkin, Chair, Centre for Ageing Better – The Future of Ageing Well: Don’t waste our greatest gift – a happy, longer life


This blog is one in a series of blogs on the Future of Ageing, published in the lead up to the ILC-UK Future of Ageing conference on the 24th November. To register to attend this conference, click here.


In 2013 a House of Lords Select Committee reported in Ready for Ageing, that “the Government and our society are woefully underprepared” for our ageing society, our biggest social change.

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