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October 31st

Should the planned cap on liability for care costs be uniform across England?

A new briefing paper presenting data on regional variations in care costs has been published by the Care and State Pension Reform project (CASPeR) as part of a project funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

October 26th

Leading statistics experts urge reconsideration of decision to drop A-level Statistics

The British Academy, Academy of Social Sciences, Royal Statistical Society, Nuffield Foundation and Nesta have today (26 October) urged AQA to reconsider its decision to abandon AS and A-Level Statistics.

Their statement highlights the importance of statistical skills to the UK economy in an increasingly data driven-age, citing figures from the Centre for Business and Economic Research which estimate that 58,000 jobs per year are likely to be created in the ‘big data’ marketplace between 2012 and 2017.

October 19th

Twenty years of Nuffield Research Placements

This summer around 1,200 sixth formers and college students have undertaken Nuffield Research Placements in science (including social science), technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at workplaces across the UK.  

October 7th

Social change and public engagement with policy and evidence

RAND Europe has undertaken a review for Sense about Science and the Nuffield Foundation, ‘Social change and public engagement with policy and evidence’.

As Professor Tom Ling says in the introduction, “In the UK there is something of a moral panic, an anxiety that we now have a public that delights in rejecting experts … this is a good time to step back and reflect on how the public engage with policy and evidence”.