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Age UK

Identification number in the register: 27712995385-90
Registration date: 25/02/2011 13:23:08

The information on this entity was last modified on: 27/03/2015 12:49:52
The date of the last annual update was: 27/03/2015 12:49:52
Next update due latest on: 27/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Age UK

Registered UK Charity & Social Enterprise

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Tavistock Square, 1-6
London WC1H 9NA

(+44) 2030330501

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Agnes Lynch

Head of Legal and Company Secretary

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Mike Smith

Public Affairs Team

    Goals / remit

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 Public Affairs roles inlcude working through AGE Platform, and directly on behalf of Age UK, to influence EU institutions and policy to improve later life.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

We currently run very limited EU engagement work mostly focussed on supporting the UK network of Age Platform Europe. However, this may increase over the coming year.







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, health and social care and financial services.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 2



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • 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

    Membership and affiliation



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

04/2013  -  03/2014

< 9,999 €

216,617,000 €

4,074,000 €

0 €


12,277 €

Life Long Learning Programme

4,061,723 €

0 €

212,543,000 €

55,957,000 €

0 €

147,300,000 €

9,286,000 €

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

Age UK's annual accounts for 2013/ 2014 -

    Code of conduct

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