25 November 2020
Later Life Ambitions (LLA) welcomes the Chancellor’s assurances in the Spending Review today that the pensions triple lock will be protected for another year. Whilst difficult decisions have undoubtedly had to be made to protect the UK’s economy, LLA is calling on the Government to provide long-term certainty to pensioners that the triple lock will continue.
10 August 2020
Later Life Ambitions have joined with the Charity Retail Association to support their initiative to match potential volunteers with charity shops, and to support older people to return to their volunteering roles.
10 July 2020
COVID-19 has affected every aspect of everyone’s lives and it is important for Later Life Ambitions (LLA) to understand the specific implications for older people. We regularly survey those in later life through our three partner organisations and in April we asked for feedback on how coronavirus has affected your life. Thank you to all who took the time to respond. We are pleased to share the results of this survey with you here.
10 March 2020
Ahead of the Budget on Wednesday 11 March, Later Life Ambitions asked its members what they want to see from the new Government’s first budget. We were keen to understand what spending priorities, taxes, and cuts are most important to older people. With more than 1000 responses, some clear trends and beliefs have become apparent.
23 October 2019
Following a Summer of political uncertainty, Autumn has been no exception. The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has lost every vote in Parliament so far, and was told by the Supreme Court that his decision to ‘prorogue’ Parliament for five weeks was unlawful.
5 August 2019
The Government has rejected many of the policy recommendations made in a report by a cross-party committee of Lords who focus on tackling intergenerational unfairness. The Committee set out a raft of policies aimed at “retaining the supportive relationship between generations and taking a long-term policy approach”, some of which Later Life Ambitions (LLA) are concerned would have a negative impact on the well-being and security of older people across the UK.
10 May 2019
A number of key issues that Later Life Ambitions campaigns on have been in the news this week, including the long-term funding of social care, pensioner benefits and the future of the local post office.
LLA has been vocal in standing up for our views and beliefs in what support and opportunities older people need to lead full, ambitious lifestyles. This blog provides a brief overview of the debates that have taken place this week.
10 April 2019
I know the future of TV licences for the over 75s is important to many readers. It’s an issue we’re taking very seriously as well.
To explain the situation, currently all households with people over 75 are entitled to a free TV licence. This Government-funded scheme, which is expected to cost £745m by 2021/22, comes to an end next year. It is for the BBC to decide on any future scheme – and to pay for it.
25 March 2019
Brexit’s domination of British politics shows no sign of abating.
For many, following the process has become too time consuming and complicated, but Later Life Ambitions are determined to help our members stay up-to-date during a significant juncture in the country’s history. Read more
16 January 2019
After months of domestic political differences and negotiations with the EU, Brexit continues to dominate British politics. The long-term effect of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU remains unclear and much needs to be agreed before the future implications of Brexit can be fully understood.