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.
13 November 2018
Just over a week ago, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond delivered the Budget – a statement made to the House of Commons on the nation’s finances and the Government’s proposals for changes to spending. Later Life Ambitions has analysed the key announcements and what they mean for you. Read more
31 October 2018
Earlier this year the Resolution Foundation published a report, A new Generational Contract, which examined the intergenerational divides between a number of cohorts.
20 August 2018
Later Life Ambitions supports Age UK’s ‘Penny the Piggy Bank’ campaign to draw attention to the crisis in adult social care. The campaign aims to highlight the savings that could be made by properly funding social care. Read more