United Kingdom

Key Documents - Policies and Strategies


Link: Policies on Ageing

Implementation Activities - National Implementation

Website: Department for Work and Pensions: Ageing Society

Website: Local Government-Improvement and Development: Ageing Well

Document: Country report on the implementation of the UNECE Regional Implementation Strategy (RIS) of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) (pdf format)

Website: Building A Society For All Ages

Document: Building a National Care Service The White Paper (pdf format)

Document: Building a National Care Service Impact Assessment (pdf format)

Document: Building a National Care Service Equality Impact Assessment (pdf format)

Document: Shaping the Future of Care Together: Report on the Consultation (pdf format)

Website: Protection of older people in Wales: A guide to the law


Basic Info

Demographic indicators

Basic UNECE profile

Income and Wealth


Social Protection and Financial Sustainability


Labour Markets and Labour Participation



Country Reports

Link: Report of the National Equality Panel (Link)

Document: Wealth in Great Britain - Main Results from the Wealth and Assets Survey 2006/08 (pdf format)

Link: Pension Trends (Link)

Document: EUROFAMCARE: National Background Report (pdf format)

Document: Spotlight on Older People in the UK (pdf format)

Document: Inquiry into Mental Health and Well-Being in Later Life (pdf format)

Document: Main Results from the Wealth and Assets Survey 2006/08 (pdf format)

Document: National Equality Panel reports (pdf format)

Research Papers

Document: Making The Case for The Social Sciences, Ageing (pdf format)

Document: New Dynamics of Ageing - A Cross-Council Research Programme, 2010 (Issue, background information)

Document: Employing the capability approach to compare pensioner's well-being across UK countries, Treasury Economic Working Paper No.7, April 2010 (pdf format)

Link: United Kingdom Age Discrimination Reviews, December 2007-2009 (Link)

Document: Understanding the Labour Market for Older Workers, November 2008 (pdf format)


Employers Forum on Age


British Council for Aging



Help the Aged



Age Concern


Independent Age UK


Age Concern and Help the Aged have joined forces to form Age UK.