I don’t know about you, but personally I have come full circle with scaremonger stories about how at risk from robots my job is. At first, the headlines were highly disconcerting. Continue reading
Since our last media update, ILC-UK has gained national and international TV and radio coverage and national print coverage for our work on dementia, retirement transitions and the 2017 Future of Ageing Conference.
Stagnant productivity growth and lower migration will put greater emphasis on older workers to do the heavy economic lifting but this won’t resolve our economic malaise
It is no secret that the UK’s productivity performance is dire. But it’s worth underscoring just how dire with a few numbers. Continue reading
Article 50 has been triggered, and the arduous task of Brexit negotiations has begun. Last week, the question of EU citizens living in the UK proved to be one of the prominent issues that are set to dominate the upcoming discussions. Continue reading
There are two fundamental issues I want to highlight with regards to the defined benefit crisis: the measurement of liabilities, and what should be done to prevent promises being broken (and how best to spread the burden if they are). Continue reading
After a lengthy inquiry, MPs on the Work and Pensions Select Committee have published their recommendations to tackle intergenerational fairness.
In short they suggest scrapping the triple lock on pensions and reviewing the winter fuel allowance. But are these measures the best way to promote fairness between the generations? Continue reading
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. Financial planners use this benchmark, as do actuaries and other pension plan advisers, academics, and public policy analysts. Continue reading
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 years1. Continue reading
As growth in the UK’s working age population slows, the role of education in driving forward productivity becomes increasingly important. Continue reading
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