July 5th

More clarity needed in joint enterprise cases

Much greater clarity and transparency are needed in the prosecution of “joint enterprise” cases, a research report by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) of Birkbeck, University of London, in partnership with the Prison Reform Trust and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has found.

Joint enterprise is a doctrine of criminal law which permits two or more defendants to be convicted of the same criminal offence, even where they had different types or levels of involvement.

June 14th

Reforms to long-term care funding in England can be as generous as a Scottish-style system of Free Personal Care, but only for those needing care - especially residential care - for long periods.

A report comparing the effects of the reforms to the English long-term care financing system planned for 2020 with the long-term care systems operating in Wales and Scotland finds that the reforms will benefit people with moderate or high resources who need residential care or high intensity home care for extended periods.

May 27th

Trustees' Report and Financial Statements 2015

We have published the Trustees' Report and Financial Statements for 2015.

New guidance to support teachers in the use of mathematical ideas in the science curriculum

New guidance to support teachers of 11-16 science in the use of mathematical ideas in the science curriculum has been published today by the Association for Science Education (ASE). The guidance was developed with funding from the Nuffield Foundation. 

May 23rd

Invitation to express interest: History of the role of HM Treasury in the planning and control of UK public expenditure 1993-2015

Together with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), we are seeking expressions of interest for delivering a study which will provide a comprehensive analysis of the role of HM Treasury in the planning and control of public spending from 1993 up until the 2015 general election.1 This study has the active support of HM Treasury who will facilitate access to key people, files and other documentation. The study will commence in 2017 and is expected to last 3 years. 

May 9th

8.4 million struggling to afford to eat in the United Kingdom

New UN data suggests that an estimated 8.4 million people, the equivalent of entire population of London, reported having insufficient food in the UK in 2014, the 6th largest economy in the world.

An estimated 5.6% of people aged 15 or over in the UK reported struggling to get enough food to eat and a further 4.5% reported that, at least once, they went a full day without anything to eat. Based on these preliminary estimates, the UK ranks in the bottom half of European countries

April 27th

April 19th

Out of school activities improve children’s educational attainment

Participating in organised sports and joining after school clubs can help to improve primary school children’s academic performance and social skills, new research shows.

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, researchers from NatCen Social Research, Newcastle University and ASK Research analysed information on more than 6,400 English children born in 2000-01 who are being followed by the Millennium Cohort Study.

Household wealth data and public policy

An event funded by the Nuffield Foundation today shed light on how wealth is concentrated among a small number of households, and is much more concentrated than incomes.

April 15th

School spending focused more on poorest schools over past 20 years; even more radical reforms over next decade

School spending in England has become increasingly targeted at schools with pupils from poorer backgrounds over the past 20 years. As a result, spending per pupil in 2013–14 amongst the 20% of secondary schools with the poorest pupils was £1,800 more than spending per pupil in the richest 20% (£7,400 compared with £5,600).