Age UK responds to Online Safety Bill recommendations
Published on 14 December 2021 02:00 PM
Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK, said: “This is a significant step in creating a safer online world for all of us. For too long, criminals have been allowed to target victims, with fraud often having devastating and life changing impacts on people’s health and wellbeing.
“Scams have become so sophisticated that online platforms and systems need to be up to the job of protecting us. The Government must implement the Committee’s recommendation and ensure fraud linked to paid-for-advertising is in the scope of the Online Safety Bill.”
We work with our national partners, Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI and our local Age UK partners in England (together the Age UK Family). We also work internationally for people in later life as a member of the DEC and with our sister charity Help Age International.
Age UK believes that everyone should have the opportunity to make the most of later life, whatever their circumstances. We provide free information, advice and support to over six million people; commercial products and services to over one million customers; and research and campaign on the issues that matter to people in later life. Our work focuses on five key areas: money matters, health and well-being, home and care, work and training and leisure and lifestyle.
Age UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England (registered charity number 1128267 and company number 6825798). Age Concern England and Help the Aged (both registered charities), and their trading and other associated companies merged on the 1st April 2009. Together they have formed the Age UK Group ("we"). Charitable services are offered through Age UK and commercial products are offered by the Charity's trading companies, which donate their net profits to Age UK (the Charity).