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Accurate longevity assumptions could wipe £25bn off collective UK DB deficit

19 January 2017

With rock-bottom interest rates causing pension deficits to swell, trustees and sponsors of defined benefit pension schemes need to avoid unnecessary margins in assumptions. Companies with schemes facing record funding deficits in 2017 valuations will be feeling the heat. They, and scheme trustees, should look at whether they’re taking an unnecessarily prudent approach. It could be distorting important decisions on the future startegy of their schemes

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Blogs

Building faith in long-term saving

10 December 2019

Douglas Anderson discusses pension contributions in his latest blog.

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News and insights

Club Vita Appoints Jennifer Haid CEO of International Team

16 June 2020

Club Vita, the international leader in longevity data analytics, today announced that Jennifer Haid has joined Club Vita’s international team as Chief Executive Officer.

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News and insights

Club Vita respond to Cridland's Independent Review of State Pension

23 March 2017

Retention of the universal State Pension age reflects the narrowing socio-economic longevity gap and is good news for intergenerational fairness, but society needs to make a choice between working longer or a more generous state pension.

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News and insights

Club Vita respond to the latest ONS longevity statistics

25 September 2018

Steven Baxter, Head of Research and Development comments on the impact the latest longevity data from the ONS will have on Defined Benefit pension schemes and the outlook for future longevity improvements.

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News and insights

Club Vita response to the ONS’s publication of its analysis of death registrations not involving COVID-19

9 June 2020

We have long been estimating that the total death toll from the pandemic thus far is around 65,000 lives. One in five of these lives lost relate to a spike in seasonal death rates after we strip out those where COVID-19 is officially recognised as a contributory factor on the death certificate. Today’s ONS information provides welcome additional detail on these unseasonably high deaths.

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News and insights

Club Vita to provide longevity analytics through Mantle

1 October 2021

Analytics to support bespoke, member by member longevity assumptions will be integrated within the Mantle administration and valuation platform.

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News and insights

Club Vita to Provide Longevity Analytics through ProVal

3 June 2020

Club Vita, the international leader in longevity analytics, today announced an integration partnership with WinTech, a leader in retirement valuation and administration software.

Top Charts
Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 1: Interest rates and longevity risk

19 January 2018

In this new regular column, Club Vita’s longevity experts will help you visualise the often abstract world of longevity risk by introducing their own personal favourite charts. In our first edition, Club Vita's Longevity Consultant, Erik Pickett shows how longevity risk for pension funds has grown as interest rates have fallen.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 10 - Marriage and affluence

21 January 2019

In this edition, Oreofe Majekodunmi takes a closer look at how affluence affects the likelihood of being married.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 12: Grieving widow effect

18 April 2019

In this edition Longevity Consultant Erik Pickett rounds off the recent marital theme from the previous two issues with a chart exploring the so-called “grieving widow effect”.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 14: Early signs of a longevity bounce back in the UK in 2019?

8 August 2019

In this edition, Engagement Lead Mark Sharkey looks into how the number of deaths experienced in recent years, compares to the first half of 2019.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 15: Flu strains and excess winter deaths

16 October 2019

In this edition, James Freeman considers if excess winter deaths are affected by specific flu strains?

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 16: Looking ahead to the CMI’s 2019 mortality improvement projections model

21 November 2019

In this edition, Mark Sharkey and Conor O'Reilly consider how the relatively light mortality experienced so far in 2019 might affect the impact of the next CMI mortality projections model on pension scheme liabilities.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 17: How harsh are the winters in Canada, the UK and the US?

17 December 2019

In this edition of Top Charts, Richard Brown, Erik Pickett and Daniel Reddy discuss whether more people die in the winter than in the summer.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 18: Seasonal mortality and socio-economic status

6 February 2020

In this edition of Top Charts, Megan Hart discusses whether seasonal mortality rates are different for different socio-economic groups.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 2: Deaths in England & Wales Over 2017

26 February 2018

In this new regular column, Club Vita’s longevity experts will help you visualise the often abstract world of longevity risk by introducing their own personal favourite charts. In this edition Club Vita's Head of Analytics, Conor O’Reilly shows how weekly deaths in England & Wales over 2017 compare to previous years.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 3: The Bee-Swarm Chart - Illustrating Diversity

5 April 2018

In the third issue of Top Charts Membership Secretary, Steve Hood, shows a chart that illustrates why it is important to capture and use all available information when setting longevity assumptions for pension schemes.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 4: What does the Sκ parameter actually mean?

2 May 2018

In this regular column, Club Vita's longevity experts will help you visualise the often abstract world of longevity risk by introducing their own personal favourite charts. In this edition Longevity Risk Consultant, Nick Chadwick, shares a way of visually comparing the impact of the Sκ parameter on mortality projections.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 5: Key ages in longevity risk

4 June 2018

In this edition Club Vita’s Head of Longevity Modelling, James Maloney, shows that when it comes to life expectancy for new pensioners, it is mortality rates in people’s late 70s and 80s that make the most difference.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 6: Climate change

18 July 2018

In this edition Longevity Consultant, Jessica Elkin, explores the implications of rising temperatures for longevity expectations in the UK.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 7: Balancing value and risk when insuring sub-groups of pensioners

14 September 2018

In this edition Longevity Modeller, Chuyi Yang, looks at the benefits of individual assumptions when assessing the value of longevity insurance for sub-groups of pension scheme members.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 8: Life Expectancy Trends Around the World

23 October 2018

In this edition, Club Vita’s Longevity Consultant, Nick Chadwick takes a closer look at recent changes in life expectancy in different countries around the globe.

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Top Charts

Club Vita's Top Charts Issue 9: Trends in causes of death

13 December 2018

In this edition Conor O'Reilly explores recent trends on cause of death statistics.

News and insights
News and insights

Club Vita’s response to tPR’s consultation on the Defined Benefit Funding Code of Practice

16 September 2020

Are we drifting towards a one size longevity assumption that doesn’t fit any?

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Top Charts

Club Vita’s Top Charts Issue 11: Marital age differences

15 March 2019

In this edition Longevity consultant Nikolay Yankov continues on the marital theme set by the previous edition of Club Vita Top Charts and explores the age differences between pension scheme members and their spouses.

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Blogs

CMI’s Mortality Projections 2017 model: What’s in store for pension schemes?

16 March 2018

We take a closer look at the CMI’s latest projection of lower life expectancies and the impact this will have on scheme liabilities.

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News and insights

Commenting on the CMI model

4 March 2020

Read our commentary on the CMI model

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News and insights

Commenting on the CMI’s Mortality Monitor Q3 2019

29 October 2019

Following the publication of the CMI’s Q3 mortality monitor, Conor O’Reilly, Head of Analytics at Club Vita commented on the likely impact on liabilities for pension schemes.

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Blogs

Counting the cost of COVID-19

24 April 2020

How do we count deaths?

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Blogs

COVID-19: Case-Watch as at 15th October

16 October 2020

As England introduces a new 3-tier lockdown system, Northern Ireland announces a national ‘circuit-breaker’ and other areas of the UK contemplate tighter restrictions, Darren takes our weekly look at new case numbers. Are cases continuing to rise in all areas? Do some areas remain local “hotspots” with a need for even tighter restrictions?

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Blogs

COVID-19: Case-Watch as at 1st October

1 October 2020

With local restrictions designed to supress COVID-19 transmissions now in place across large parts of the UK, Conor takes our weekly look at new case numbers. Are cases continuing to rise in all areas? Do some areas remain local “hotspots” with a need for tighter restrictions? Or might the need for further national action be becoming more pressing?

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Blogs

COVID-19: Case-Watch as at 22nd October

22 October 2020

This week, the implementation of England’s 3-tier lockdown system has proven to be somewhat controversial, Scotland is finalising plans for a similar tiered approach, while Wales is implementing a short term ‘fire break’ and Northern Ireland continues its national ‘circuit-breaker’. Conor takes our weekly look at the latest case numbers, and discusses how these differing approaches are all attempting to stem the continued rise in cases.

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Blogs

COVID-19: Case-Watch as at 29th October

30 October 2020

This week, a number of areas have (or will soon) move to higher levels of England’s 3-tier lockdown system and Scotland has announced details of its own tiered approach coming into force next week. Meanwhile, Wales has started its ‘fire break’ and Northern Ireland continues its own ‘circuit-breaker’. Conor takes our weekly look at the latest case numbers, and discusses how these differing approaches are all attempting to stem the continued rise in cases.

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Blogs

COVID-19: Case-Watch as at 5th November

6 November 2020

This week, England has replaced its 3-tier lockdown system with a month-long national lockdown, while Scotland has brought in its own tiered approach. Meanwhile, national restrictions are ongoing in both Wales and Northern Ireland. Conor takes our weekly look at the latest case numbers and discusses whether there are signs for optimism in some areas.

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Blogs

COVID-19: Case-Watch as at 8th October

8 October 2020

With local restrictions designed to supress COVID-19 transmissions now in place across large parts of the UK, Conor takes our weekly look at new case numbers. Are cases continuing to rise in all areas? Do some areas remain local “hotspots” with a need for tighter restrictions? Or might the need for further national action be becoming more pressing?

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Blogs

COVID-19: Cases continue to rise across the UK

18 September 2020

An increasing number of areas across the UK have brought in some form of local lockdown in an attempt to control the resurgence of COVID-19. We explore the latest regional data on case numbers for local areas across the UK, highlighting areas of particular concern, as well as areas which appear to be currently more successful in restricting the spread.

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Blogs

COVID-19: Cases rising across the UK

10 September 2020

As case numbers continue to trend upwards across the UK, an increasing number of areas have brought in some form of local lockdown in an attempt to control the resurgence of COVID-19, while restrictions on numbers meeting together are being brought in nationally next week. The latest data shows why there are concerns. (We also expand our previous analysis to include Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.)

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Blogs

COVID-19: Exploring the ‘missed’ deaths

21 May 2020

In this analysis on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor and Steven explore the recent increases in weekly non COVID-19 deaths. Using data for Scotland, they highlight the variation in underlying causes of death, both before and after the appearance of COVID-19.

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Blogs

COVID-19: Latest developments in cases as at 25th September

25 September 2020

With restrictions designed to supress COVID-19 transmissions having come in across the UK, Steven takes our weekly look at new case numbers. Are cases rising in all areas? Do some areas remain local “hotspots” with a need for tighter restrictions?

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Blogs

COVID-19: On the case

4 September 2020

Against the backdrop of evolving government guidance, Steven and Conor look at how daily new COVID-19 cases have been gradually increasing. They consider what has driven local lockdowns to date, whether other areas are at risk of greater restrictions, and how we might be able to spot early warnings of any second national lockdown.

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Blogs

Covid-19: The latest picture

5 May 2020

Current daily reporting of COVID-19 deaths remains limited to those who have tested positive. In this blog we explore the impact of reflecting all deaths which mention COVID-19 on the death certificate, along with the deaths which may be the indirect consequence of COVID-19. Sadly this suggests a much higher cost of life than suggested by the news headlines...

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 10th February 2021

10 February 2021

In this week’s update on emerging COVID-19 data, we see that COVID-19 deaths are at similar levels to the previous week, while non COVID-19 deaths have fallen slightly. As COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations continue to fall, we will hopefully have better news to follow in the weeks ahead.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 10th March 2021

11 March 2021

In this week’s update on emerging COVID-19 data, there are additional encouraging signs as both overall and COVID-19 deaths have fallen once again. The reduction in COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations have also continued, with the rate of the reduction in cases increasing after some levelling off in recent weeks. This trend will hopefully continue in the near future as the vaccine rollout gathers pace and spring brings warmer weather.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 10th November 2020

11 November 2020

England has now brought in national restrictions, while Wales and Northern Ireland may be coming to the end of their own nationwide restrictions, and Scotland retains its own tiered alert system. In the latest weekly update on emerging UK COVID-19 statistics, Conor finds that, whilst total deaths are slightly above average levels, COVID-19 deaths have continued their recent upward trend. The result is that total deaths are currently some 11% higher than the average for this time of year. We also compare figures for cases numbers, hospital admissions and deaths, which suggest there may be further bad news to come in the weeks ahead.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 11th August 2020

12 August 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor looks at how total weekly deaths remain below average seasonal levels, while registered COVID-19 linked deaths continue to fall. However non COVID-19 linked deaths continue to rise, something which medical professionals have been concerned about given delays in treatments.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 12th May 2020

13 May 2020

As the first tentative steps are taken in England towards lifting some of the lockdown restrictions that have been in place in the UK for the past seven weeks, there has been lots of talk about being ‘past the peak’ of the pandemic. In this blog we explore the latest data, including how the issues of “missing” and “missed” deaths have evolved over the last week, with particular focus on the role of care home deaths.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 13th October 2020

14 October 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Darren looks at how deaths directly attributable to COVID-19 continue their upward trend and finds that total weekly deaths are currently just above average seasonal levels - even before including those COVID-19 deaths. As a three-tier Coronavirus alert system comes in across England this week, alongside stricter restrictions elsewhere in the UK, we will be keeping our eyes on the data to see whether we see a slowing of this trend in the weeks ahead.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 14th July 2020

15 July 2020

Conor’s on his holidays, so in the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Nick looks at how total weekly deaths continue to remain below average seasonal levels, even allowing for COVID-19 deaths.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 15th December 2020

16 December 2020

In our final blog of 2020, Darren looks at the latest weekly update on emerging UK COVID-19 statistics, finding that COVID-19 deaths have saw a slight reduction this week, whilst non COVID-19 deaths remain steady and below average levels for this time of year.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 15th January 2021

15 January 2021

In the first blog of 2021 exploring the latest COVID-19 data, Conor finds that COVID-19 deaths have remained relatively stable. However, quirks of the calendar mean that the figures for the last weeks of the year should be treated with some caution. He also looks at the locations of deaths, as well as considering deaths over the whole year.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 15th September 2020

15 September 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor looks at how weekly deaths have fallen below average seasonal levels, possibly at least in part due to timings around the August Bank Holiday. While welcome news, care should be taken in reading too much into data for a single week. There are several warning signals fuelling concerns that we could be entering a fresh phase of rising excess deaths in the weeks ahead.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 16th June 2020

16 June 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how total death rates have increased slightly, in part due to a post bank holiday catch-up. Despite this, non COVID deaths following the wave in April have returned to, and for the third week in a row are below, seasonal levels.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 17th February 2021

18 February 2021

In this week’s update on emerging COVID-19 data, there are encouraging signs as COVID-19 deaths have fallen by almost 15%, although they remain at a high level. As COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations also continue to fall, and the vaccine rollout continues, we will hopefully have better news to follow in the weeks ahead.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 17th November 2020

17 November 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging UK COVID-19 statistics, Conor finds that COVID-19 deaths have continued their recent upward trend, to the extent that total deaths are currently some 15% higher than the average for this time of year. We also explore the latest figures for case numbers, hospital admissions and deaths, which suggest there may sadly be further bad news to come in the weeks ahead.

Blogs
Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 18th August 2020

19 August 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor looks at how total weekly deaths remain below average seasonal levels, while registered COVID-19 linked deaths continue to fall. Recent changes to the figures published by PHE may have grabbed the headlines, but the true impact of the pandemic is much higher.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 19th May 2020

20 May 2020

In their latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor and Steven explore how there are promising signs of being past the initial peak, with death rates continuing to move closer to seasonal levels.

Blogs
Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 1st December 2020

1 December 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging UK COVID-19 statistics, Conor finds that COVID-19 deaths have continued to rise steadily, albeit at a slightly slower rate. However, the latest figures for case numbers and hospital admissions show some potentially encouraging signs.

Blogs
Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 20th October 2020

20 October 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging UK COVID-19 statistics, Conor finds that, whilst total deaths remain close to average levels, COVID-19 deaths have continued their recent upward trend. As Wales follows Northern Ireland in short term nationwide restrictions, and Scotland considers a similar tiered alert system to England, we will be watching the weekly data to see whether this trend slows in the weeks ahead.

Blogs
Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 21st January 2021

22 January 2021

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 data, Conor finds that both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 linked deaths have increased sharply in the first week of 2021. However, these figures should be treated with some caution, given likely ‘catch-up’ in death registrations from the festive period.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 22nd September 2020

22 September 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor looks at how weekly deaths have returned to above average seasonal levels, after timings around the August Bank Holiday influenced the figures for the previous two weeks. As tighter restrictions are introduced nationwide in the face of rising case numbers, there is a risk that we could be entering a fresh phase of rising excess deaths in the weeks ahead.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 23rd June 2020

24 June 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how total weekly deaths are approaching seasonal levels, even allowing for COVID-19 deaths.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 24th February 2021

24 February 2021

In this week’s update on emerging COVID-19 data, there are further encouraging signs as COVID-19 deaths have fallen by around 22%, although they remain at a high level. As COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations also continue to fall, and studies suggest the vaccines may significantly reduce hospitalisations, the talk this week has turned to how and when we might be able to unwind some of the current restrictions.

Blogs
Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 24th November 2020

25 November 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging UK COVID-19 statistics, Conor finds that COVID-19 deaths have continued to rise steadily, resulting in total deaths in the most recent week being some 19% higher than the average. We also explore the latest figures for case numbers, hospital admissions and deaths, which show some potentially encouraging signs.

Blogs
Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 25th August 2020

26 August 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor looks at how total weekly deaths have nudged above average seasonal levels, while registered COVID-19 linked deaths continue to fall. Could this be the feared rise in non COVID-19 deaths starting to come through?

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 26th May 2020

27 May 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how, despite a small uptick caused by the VE Day Bank Holiday in the UK, there continue to be promising signs as death rates trend down towards seasonal levels.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 27th October 2020

27 October 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging UK COVID-19 statistics, Conor finds that, whilst total deaths remain close to average levels, COVID-19 deaths have continued their recent upward trend. As Wales has followed Northern Ireland in short term nationwide restrictions, and Scotland is poised to introduce a similar tiered alert system to England, we will continue to watch the weekly data to see if there is any slowing of this trend in the weeks ahead.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 28th January 2021

29 January 2021

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 data, Conor finds that a rise in COVID-19 deaths has offset a broadly equivalent fall in non COVID-19 linked deaths in the latest week, resulting in similar numbers of death registrations to last week. While we might expect COVID-19 deaths to rise further over the next few weeks, cases and hospitalisations are now falling and vaccinations continue to be rapidly rolled out, so there will hopefully be better news to follow.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 28th July 2020

29 July 2020

Having returned from a brief (and local) respite from the virtual office, Conor returns with his latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK. This week he looks at how total weekly deaths continue to remain below average seasonal levels, even allowing for COVID-19 deaths, while Scotland continues to lead the way in reducing COVID-19 linked deaths. He also provides an update on the patterns in COVID deaths in hospitals and care homes.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 29th September 2020

29 September 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor looks at how weekly deaths are close to average seasonal levels, while COVID-19 deaths creep upwards. As restrictions continue to be tightened across the UK in the face of rising case numbers, concerns remain that we could be entering a fresh phase of rising excess deaths in the weeks ahead.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 2nd June 2020

2 June 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how death rates continue to trend down towards seasonal levels, while there are marked differences in the pattern of deaths between care homes and hospitals.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 2nd September 2020

3 September 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor looks at how total weekly deaths have nudged further above average seasonal levels, as non COVID-19 linked deaths continue to rise steadily. Could this be the feared rise in non COVID-19 deaths as a result of the reduction in the provision and take up of medical services starting to come through?

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 30th June 2020

1 July 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how total weekly deaths have, for the first time since mid March, dipped below seasonal levels, even allowing for COVID-19 deaths. He also compares how COVID-19 deaths, as a proportion of total deaths, varies between the constituent countries of the UK.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 3rd February 2021

3 February 2021

In this week’s update on emerging COVID-19 data, we see that COVID-19 deaths have continued to rise, reaching levels not seen since the previous peak in the spring. However the previous peak also saw a marked rise in non COVID-19 deaths, while these have been significantly below average levels more recently. As cases and hospitalisations continue to fall, and deaths appear to also be slowing, while there is sadly likely to be further tragic loss of life in the weeks ahead, we will hopefully have better news to follow.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 3rd March 2021

3 March 2021

In this week’s update on emerging COVID-19 data, we see that reported deaths have again fallen, driven by a further significant drop COVID-19 deaths. COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations have also continued to fall, although case numbers appear to be levelling off, suggesting we may see a long ‘tail’ over the next few months.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 3rd November 2020

4 November 2020

England is set to join Wales and Northern Ireland in bringing in short term nationwide restrictions, while Scotland has this week introduced its own tiered alert system. In the latest weekly update on emerging UK COVID-19 statistics, Conor finds that, whilst total deaths remain close to average levels, COVID-19 deaths have continued their recent upward trend. We also compare figures for cases numbers, hospital admissions and deaths, which suggest there may be further bad news to come in the weeks ahead.

Blogs
Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 4th August 2020

5 August 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor looks at how total weekly deaths remain below average seasonal levels, while registered COVID-19 linked deaths are at the lowest level since the early stages of the pandemic. Concerns remain as we’ve seen clusters of cases and localised lockdowns in various parts of the UK. There may also be early signs of a rise in non COVID-19 linked deaths, something which medical professionals have been concerned about given delays in treatments.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 6th October 2020

6 October 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor looks at how weekly deaths remain close to average seasonal levels, while COVID-19 deaths continue to creep upwards. As restrictions continue to be tightened across the UK, concerns remain that we could be entering a fresh phase of the pandemic in the weeks ahead, if excess deaths rise following the recent jump in case numbers.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 7th July 2020

8 July 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how total weekly deaths have encouragingly remained below seasonal levels, even allowing for COVID-19 deaths.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 8th December 2020

9 December 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging UK COVID-19 statistics, Darren finds that COVID-19 deaths have continued to rise steadily and contribute to an increasing percentage of overall deaths. However, non COVID-19 deaths continue to decrease and remain below average levels for this time of year.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 8th September 2020

8 September 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor looks at how total weekly deaths have remained above average seasonal levels, possibly at least in part due to timings around the August Bank Holiday. As cases rise across the UK, concerns remain about the risk of a rise in non COVID-19 deaths as a result of the reduction in the provision and take up of medical services.

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Blogs

COVID-19: The latest picture as at 9th June 2020

10 June 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how death rates continue to trend down towards seasonal levels, while there are marked differences in the pattern of deaths across age groups, as well as by gender.

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Blogs

Covid-19: The missing and the missed deaths….(part 1)

28 April 2020

Covid-19: The missing and the missed deaths….(part 1)

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Blogs

Covid-19: The missing and the missed deaths….(part 2)

29 April 2020

Covid-19: The missing and the missed deaths….(part 2)

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Blogs

Dry January: The carrots and sticks of healthy drinking

9 January 2020

Douglas Anderson talks Dry January, drinking habits and life expectancy in France.

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Blogs

How far have we come, how far could we go?

30 October 2019

Douglas Anderson discusses advances in technology and healthcare in his latest blog.

News and insights
News and insights

JLT adopts Club Vita's longevity analytics through RiskFirst's PFaroe

25 April 2018

JLT has become the first actuarial consultancy to implement Club Vita’s longevity analytics capabilities through RiskFirst’s PFaroe modelling system for defined benefit pension plans. This integrated capability will enable JLT’s defined benefit clients to conveniently set best-estimate longevity assumptions, and strengthen their decision-making.

Blogs
Blogs

Lang mae yer lums reek: Resolutions for 2019

27 December 2018

Of course, New Year is a popular time for turning over a new leaf and setting some personal goals. Have you set any 2019 resolutions?

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Blogs

Lang may yer lums reek!

29 December 2017

Douglas Anderson's takes a look looks at what uncertainty 2018 may hold.

News and insights
News and insights

Life expectancy across the UK

27 September 2021

The latest data from the ONS looks at UK life expectancy during 2018 to 2020. Unsurprisingly, this shows a big drop compared to the previous three year period, as the COVID-19 pandemic saw a marked increase in deaths. Conor O’Reilly looks at the latest data at the population level, and explores the differing patterns in the national and regional data.

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News and insights

Life expectancy amongst affluent men rising faster than the rest of the UK – Club Vita and the PLSA publish longevity trends report

26 June 2017

In our second longevity trends research report, in collaboration with the PLSA, we find that life expectancy of affluent men in the UK is rising faster than any other group.

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News and insights

Life expectancy could rise by nearly 4 years if we adapt to climate change

25 July 2018

Life expectancy for someone in their 20s could increase by almost 4 years if we act to combat and adapt to climate change, according to analysis by longevity specialist, Club Vita.

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Blogs

Life, the universe and everything: Part I

16 November 2018

Welcome to Part 1 of Douglas Anderson's serialised blog covering life, the universe and everything.

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Life, the universe and everything: Part II

23 November 2018

Welcome to Part 2 of Douglas Anderson’s serialised blog covering life, the universe and everything.

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Blogs

Life, the universe and everything: Part III

30 November 2018

Welcome to the third and final part of Douglas Anderson’s serialised blog covering life, the universe and everything.

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Blogs

Mega Trend 1: UK longevity inequality will grow

24 May 2021

Read our first mega trend blog where Douglas Anderson discusses UK longevity inequality.

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Mega trend 10: The democratization of longevity

22 September 2021

In our tenth mega trend blog, Shantel explores the concept of “democratization of longevity” and how we can make longevity or “long life” accessible to everyone.

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Mega Trend 11-: COVID-19 is seen as a landmark moment in the evolution of life expectancy…and in the future, we end up living shorter lives.

6 October 2021

Daniel Reddy explores how the pandemic has impacted life expectancy by focusing on a decrease in life spans from both a short and long-term perspective.

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Blogs

Mega Trend 11+: COVID-19 is seen as a landmark moment in the evolution of life expectancy…and in the future, we end up living longer lives.

1 October 2021

In his latest blog, James Maloney explores how the pandemic has been a watershed moment leading to an increase in life expectancy.

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Blogs

Mega Trend 2: Longevity becomes a tradeable commodity

1 June 2021

Read our second mega trend blog where Nick Chadwick discusses longevity becoming a tradeable commodity.

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