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The Budget 2021: What to look out for

The Budget 2021: What to look out for

2 March 2021

The Spring Budget is an annual political milestone but as we approach the anniversary of the first national lockdown, this Budget will be unlike others. It is expected to be the most significant fiscal event for Boris Johnson’s Government so far and will provide clarity on the question on everyone’s mind: how will the Government pay for the economic damage inflicted by the pandemic? Around every Budget, there are competing voices calling for increased funding but given the events of the last 12 months, the disproportionate economic impact of COVID-19 on working class people and those concentrated in sectors which have been shut down, this Budget has the task of both balancing the books and honouring the Government’s commitment to ‘level up’ the country.

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9 in 10 say Government must improving housing for older people

9 in 10 say Government must improving housing for older people

11 January 2021

A survey conducted by Later Life Ambitions and the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) shows that nearly 90% of people think the Government should widen housing options for older people and that more than half of older people are interested in moving but lack good local downsizing options.

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‘Coming of age?’ Report launch with ARCO and Later Life Ambitions

‘Coming of age?’ Report launch with ARCO and Later Life Ambitions

4 December 2020

ARCO and Later Life Ambitions will be launching an exciting new joint report, ‘Coming of age? Better housing options for older people’, on Tuesday 8th December from 3pm, accompanied by a stellar panel of speakers from the worlds of politics, civil society and organisations supporting older people.

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Later Life Ambitions responds to the Chancellor’s Spending Review

Later Life Ambitions responds to the Chancellor’s Spending Review

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.

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CRA and Later Life Ambitions join forces to encourage older people back to charity shops

CRA and Later Life Ambitions join forces to encourage older people back to charity shops

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.

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How has coronavirus impacted those in later life?

How has coronavirus impacted those in later life?

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.

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The Budget 2020 – What Older People Want

The Budget 2020 – What Older People Want

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.

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Autumn update – Party conference season

Autumn update – Party conference season

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.

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Government responds to the Intergenerational Fairness Committee

Government responds to the Intergenerational Fairness Committee

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.  

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Political and parliamentary Round-up: Social care, pensioner benefits and the post office network

Political and parliamentary Round-up: Social care, pensioner benefits and the post office network

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.

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