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Longevity will change the way our society functions in the future.

We know that every girl born today will have a one in three chance of living until she’s 100.

We know that when she starts work, she will need to save at least 20% of her earnings every year in order to afford a comfortable retirement.

We know that if she wants to buy her own home, she’ll probably need to wait until she’s over 35, in a relationship and working full time.

What we don’t know is what needs to happen next.

And that is where we come in, using evidence-based research to provoke and pioneer solutions so everyone can realise the benefits of longevity. 

Our research expertise

Our researchers are drawn from academia, industry, policy and politics. They include former chief executives, academics, economists, policy advisors and speech writers.

As you’d expect, we can undertake primary or secondary research, employing qualitative and quantitative research methods. Thanks to the diverse skills of our research team, we can combine traditional and more innovative and experimental research approaches.

Find out more about how to commission research with us here.

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“ILC-UK are the go to agency for cutting edge research and insight on the implications of ageing on our personal and professional lives. Opening our eyes to lessons learnt from around the world, their influential work makes a serious contribution to shaping our vision for the future.”
Jeremy Porteus, founder and director, Housing Learning and Improvement Network

“This is an excellent report that has produced insightful information that will be pertinent not just for the development of the care assistant role but it will also have relevance to the development of the nursing associate role when that takes place.  I want to thank you and the team for the very professional work that you have completed in a very timely manner.”
Dr Jean Christensen, Department of Health