From June to September 2016, the ILC-UK has contributed to the debate on the role of migration in a rapidly ageing society; released the 2016 ILC-UK factpack, which this year focused on the state of the nation’s housing; and published a major new work on the future of the UK welfare state. Continue reading
The ILC-UK and Independent Age have recently published a report on the potential consequences of Brexit for the adult social care sector in England. The report reiterated a warning issued last year, with the authors predicting severe staff shortages by 2037 due to increasingly restrictive migration policies. Continue reading
A universal basic income is being touted as a possible key component of the future welfare state, but the economy still hasn’t reached a stage where automated production and productivity growth can support this. Continue reading
People are living longer and we have an aging population, and with this comes increasing costs in the face of limited resources. In recent years there has been a shift in perspective of what age is considered to be ‘old’. Continue reading
With many advanced economies pushing back against a globalised world, it will become even harder to afford welfare states in the age of ageing. Continue reading
In the time it takes you to read this sentence, a new person will have developed dementia. Continue reading
Population ageing is driving down inflationary pressures and reducing real interest rates which gives central banks very little room for manoeuvre.
Europeans are extremely lucky. Not only can they expect to live longer than most people born anywhere else in the world, they can also expect to enjoy most of their lives in relatively good health.
More than 120 million Europeans, the inhabitants of one of the wealthiest regions of the planet, still live in poverty.
In 2010, the European strategy for growth, Europe 2020, made reducing poverty and social exclusion one of its main goals. And yet, despite some recent progress, 1 in 4 people living in the EU28 still struggle to pay their rent, mortgage or utility bills; fail to keep their home adequately warm; cannot cope with unexpected expenses; do not manage to eat meat or proteins regularly; cannot afford to buy a TV, a washing machine, a car, or a telephone. 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