What it’s worth: Revisiting the value of financial advice

In 2017 ILC published its report, The Value of Financial Advice, which quantified, for the first time, the value of taking financial advice for people’s overall financial outcomes. In an ageing society, it is vital that people are able to plan for t

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The value of financial advice

This report demonstrates the very real value of fi nancial advice for the consumer. Using robust statistical methods to control for a range of factors likely to determine demand for advice – including income, wealth and behavioural traits – our results sh

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Peace of mind: Understanding the non-financial benefits of financial advice

In recent years, everyone has had to take more responsibility for their own wealth, with changes in pensions, retirement ages, and regulation. Professional financial advice is more crucial than ever in helping people make informed decisions. Yet a signifi

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Generation Stuck: Exploring the Reality of Downsizing in Later Life

This report by ILC-UK, commissioned by McCarthy and Stone, explores older peoples’ attitudes towards moving, the pros and cons of downsizing and provides evidence to help inform the public debate about the role of housing stock held by older people. While

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Village Life

As our society ages, we can expect to see greater numbers of people living into later life, with more people than ever before developing needs for care and support. Innovative and creative solutions are key to avoiding the increasing and unsustainable pre

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Sustainable Planning for Housing in an Ageing Population

A guide for regional-level strategies. A starting point for anyone engaged in regional-level strategy formulation.

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Older People’s Housing and Under-Occupancy

In the UK, around 520,000 households live in overcrowded conditions and 90,000 live in temporary accommodation. As house prices boom, many find themselves unable to afford family-sized homes, and the meagre supply of new housing lags behind household grow

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