Later Life Ambitions

Making sure our members' voices are heard
NFOP represents the voice of its membership on issues affecting members and older people in general. NFOP works with other pensioner organisations, meets with Ministers, MPs and Peers to discuss current issues and to keep them up to date on NFOP members’ concerns, and responds to changes in Government legislation that may affect it’s Members.

Areas of key importance to our members include:
  • Health and social care
  • Universal benefits
  • Housing in later life
  • Public transport
  • Pensions
Later Life Ambitions (LLA)
Later Life Ambitions was launched on 2nd September 2014 in the House of Commons. It brings together the collective voices of over a quarter of a million pensioners, which represents the members of the three founding organisations - NFOP, the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) and the Civil Service Pensioners' Alliance (CSPA). Later Life Ambitions is about communicating the real voices of pensioners, and future pensioners to politicians and policy makers.

Quarterly Update from LLA
July to Sept 2021
April to June 2021

January to March 2021


LLA evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee on the rights of cohabiting partners (Nov 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. You can read the full blog post on the Later Life Ambitions website.

The Triple Lock has been in the media a lot over recent months. The ending of the Government's furlough scheme, which was in place during lockdown, has triggered a projected average earnings increase of 8 per cent. Under the rules of the Triple Lock, this could see the State Pension increase by this higher of the three measures: average earnings, inflation, or 2.5 per cent. There is widespread speculation over whether the Triple Lock will be 'adjusted' to prevent the fiscal implications of such a large increase.

Letter Template for Members
Below is a draft letter/email for you to send to your MP to encourage them to support the protection of the triple lock in line with Later Life Ambitions. We recommend that you send this to your MP via email or by post, be sure to include your full postal address so that they can verify that you live in their constituency.
To find details of your MP, and how to contact them, click here and enter your postcode.
Click on this link to downloaded the letter as a word document: Triple Lock Letter Template_Sept 2021


Twitter: @laterlives
Manifesto: LLA Manifesto
Policy: LLA Policy Positions (2019)

The Early Day Motion for Later Life Ambitions - 06 Sept 2017
Peter Aldous, Conservative MP for Waveney, put forward to Parliament the Early Day Motion (EDM) which supports the ambitions of people in later life and the contribution that many older people make to society. This was EDM #281 which was tabled on 06 September 2017. To find out more about this motion, please click here.

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