Policy concern about intergenerational fairness is perhaps no better highlighted by the voting behaviour exhibited by different age groups. Older people turn up to vote in greater numbers than younger people and seem to want different results. Continue reading
Between November 2016 to February 2017, the ILC-UK gained national and international coverage for our work on the consumer economy, Defined Benefit pension schemes, longevity, and sexual relationships in later life.
Home Smart Homes?
To mark our 40th anniversary, we have commissioned a far-reaching report into how new smart technologies in the home are set to transform independent living for older people. 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
Wellbeing is a term that gets thrown around a lot. In some academic circles, it is used to describe happiness and life satisfaction. This definition has considerable uptake in the evaluations of programmes and services for older people.
When I was invited to contribute an article on “The Future of Ageing” for the International Longevity Centre I was delighted but challenged with my first question, ” Can I be honest?” Their response was affirmative 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
In 2012, I suffered a spin class injury and used a fracture boot and crutches for several weeks. Back then I worked at the local Division of Ageing, which was on the second floor of a building in downtown, Port of Spain. There was no elevator, ramps or escalators. Continue reading
It has been long acknowledged that our population is ageing. Policy developments in adult social care in Great Britain have been influenced by this demographic change and along with this, service users now want greater choice and control over the care services they receive. 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