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Later Life Ambitions responds to the rise in the energy price cap

Later Life Ambitions responds to the rise in the energy price cap

3 February 2022

Older people will have to give up on modest ambitions such as visiting family, going to a football match or having an occasional takeaway as the cost-of-living crisis kicks in. Read more

Later Life Ambitions Quarterly update

Later Life Ambitions Quarterly update

1 December 2021

In Westminster the summer period usually remains quiet as the Houses of Parliament rises for the summer recess, however this year proved to be an eventful few months, filled with lots of speculation about the Government’s potential plans for Parliament’s return.

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Later Life Ambitions responds to the vote suspending the ‘Triple Lock’

Later Life Ambitions responds to the vote suspending the ‘Triple Lock’

16 November 2021

Later Life Ambitions has expressed its strong opposition once again after the state pension ‘Triple Lock’ was voted against in the House of Commons yesterday.

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Later Life Ambitions gives evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee on the rights of cohabiting partners

Later Life Ambitions gives evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee on the rights of cohabiting partners

11 November 2021

Lisa Ray, Founding Partner of Later Life Ambitions and General Secretary of the Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance, gave evidence to MPs on the  Women and Equalities Committee as part of their inquiry into the rights of cohabiting partners.

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Later Life Ambitions responds to the House of Lords amendment to maintain the ‘Triple Lock’ state pension protections

Later Life Ambitions responds to the House of Lords amendment to maintain the ‘Triple Lock’ state pension protections

8 November 2021

Later Life Ambitions has once again expressed its support for the Triple Lock pension protections following the defeat of the Government’s proposed one-year pause to the policy.

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Later Life Ambitions responds to the Government’s state pension ‘Triple Lock’ announcement

Later Life Ambitions responds to the Government’s state pension ‘Triple Lock’ announcement

10 September 2021

Later Life Ambitions expressed their condemnation of the Government’s announcement to suspend the state pension ‘Triple Lock’.

Removing the triple lock will have a devastating impact on our pensioners. The triple lock was introduced to address the long-term decline in the value of the state pension relative to earnings. Unfortunately, this is still necessary as the UK has the lowest state pension relative to earnings across 36 industrialized countries, according to the OECD study in 2017, which means that an increase of 8.8% is still relatively small in cash terms.

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LLA Statement on recent announcement of social care funding reform

LLA Statement on recent announcement of social care funding reform

10 September 2021

“Later Life Ambitions welcomes the commitment shown by government to readdress the underfunding of social care, however we believe that these proposals will leave older people worse off.

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Quarterly update

Quarterly update

19 July 2021

As we reach the summer and more than 45 million people have had their first vaccines, the Government plans to end all Covid-19 restrictions on 19 July, despite continued rises in the number of cases. It is clear that we will continue to live with Covid-19 for the foreseeable future, and the Government will need to strike a balance between protecting the NHS and opening up the economy as we move into the autumn and winter.

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What does the Queen’s Speech mean for those in later life?

What does the Queen’s Speech mean for those in later life?

21 May 2021

Last week, the State Opening of Parliament took place, marked by the Queen’s Speech, which sets out the Government’s legislative priorities for the next parliamentary session. The speech was packed full of legislation that the Government were supposed to pass last session, but the pandemic and the temporary shut-down of Parliament put them severely behind schedule. As a result, there was little new information in the Queen’s Speech, but there were several elements that could impact our members and older people more generally.

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Later Life Ambitions Quarterly Update

Later Life Ambitions Quarterly Update

14 May 2021

The beginning of 2021 was difficult for all of us, with a second wave of the coronavirus causing further lockdowns and the picture for our economy looking more uncertain than ever. As the first quarter progressed, we saw some hope with the announcement of the roadmap and the scaling-up of a vaccine programme.

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