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November 23rd

Family Background and University Success: seminar and book launch Monday 5 December

The Nuffield Foundation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies are hosting a seminar on Monday 5 December (13.30 - 16.30) to bring together the latest quantitative evidence on the size of the socio-economic gaps in university access and success in England, and what drives them.

How well does government show its working?

The first ever review of whether the UK government is transparent about its use of evidence when developing policies finds that the public and researchers would struggle to follow the government’s reasoning, with standards of transparency varying widely between and within departments.

November 22nd

Criminal justice system deals with fewer than two per cent of detected fraudsters

Fewer than two per cent of people who are caught committing fraud are dealt with by the criminal justice system, according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

The research found only 15,696 fraud offenders were dealt with by the criminal justice system in 2014-15, with a further 162,869 if TV licence evasion was also included.

November 15th

Current levels of vegetable consumption and production pose threat to children's health

Nuffield-funded organisation the Food Foundation has published new statistics on consumption and production of vegetables that reveal a serious threat to children's health: