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Profile of registrant

Age UK

Identification number in the register: 27712995385-90
Registration date: 25/02/11 13:23:08

The information on this organisation was last modified on 14/02/14 12:52:01
The date of the last annual update was 14/02/14 12:52:01

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Age UK
Legal status: Registered UK Charity & Social Enterprise
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Mark Harvey
Position: Company Secretary

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Angela Kitching
Position: Public Affairs Team

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1-6 Tavistock Square 
London WC1H 9NA
Telephone number: (+44) 2030330501
Fax number: (+44) 2030331000
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Age UK is a registered charity in the United Kingdom, formed in April 2010 as the new force combining Help the Aged and Age Concern. We have almost 120 years of combined history to draw on, bringing together talents, services and solutions to enrich the lives of people in later life.

Age UK provides information and advice, runs public and parliamentary campaigns, provides nationwide training reaching over 10,000 learners annually, and funds research exclusively focused on later life. We support and assist a network of 330 local Age UKs and Age Concerns throughout England; the Age UK family also includes Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI. We run 470 Age UK charity shops throughout the UK and also offer a range of commercial products tailored to older people.

Age UK were a founding member of AGE Platform Europe, the NGO network based in Brussels. Our European Political Adviser works through AGE Platform, and directly on behalf of Age UK, to influence EU institutions and policy to improve later life.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Age UK aims to represent the interests of people in later life. Our current EU influencing work principally concerns equal treatment, active ageing, lifelong learning, research and the single market.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 2,500
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Age UK is a founding member of AGE Platform Europe, and we provide coordination and secretariat for all the platform’s UK members.

The Age UK network includes Age Cymru, Age NI, Age Scotland, Age International and more than 160 local partners.

We have many years of experience working with European partners, including EU institutions and stakeholders in the UK and other Member States.

We have been involved in various EU-funded initiatives and projects, including the Futurage research consortium (FP7), World Cafe / European Voices for Active Ageing (Europe for Citizens), and VISAL project (Grundtvig programme).

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2011 - 03/2012
Total budget: 197,886,007
of which public financing: 6,581,777
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 202,647
- from national sources: 5,982,600
- from local/regional sources: 396,530
from other sources: 191,304,230
- donations: 50,622,000
- contributions from members:
retail : 54,162,000
other, including trading : 86,520,230
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

For further financial information including a more detailed breakdown of income and expenditure details please see

Age UK's annual report for 2011-12:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.