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November 22nd

Response to the 2017 budget announcement on Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Today the government have announced the creation of a new advisory body, with the intention to enable safe, ethical and ground-breaking innovation in AI and data-driven technologies. This Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation will work with government, regulators and industry to lay the foundations for AI adoption.

November 17th

Seminar: Young people’s subject choices - influences and impact

What influences students’ decisions about subject choice at school? And what impact do these choices have on their access to higher education?

The Nuffield Foundation is hosting a seminar to discuss what the research evidence can tell us about how students make decisions about which subjects to study, and the impact those choices have on their outcomes.

November 16th

Nuffield Council on Bioethics announces new project looking at research in global health emergencies

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is embarking upon a major new inquiry to explore how research may be conducted ethically in the context of global health emergencies.

November 13th

A fair system for women escaping violence is within reach

Women seeking protection from sexual violence are being disadvantaged by the UK asylum system but the system can be made fairer, according to a major study of the asylum appeals process published today by Asylum Aid and the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

November 7th

Planned benefit cuts will leave low-income households more exposed to the next recession

New IFS research published today, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, looks at recessions, inequality, and the role of the tax and benefit system. It finds that planned benefit cuts will leave low-income households more exposed to the impact of future recessions.

November 1st

Getting jobs and keeping them in the UK labour market

New Nuffield-funded analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows that time-limited in-work benefits can help increase the probability of moving into paid work and also improve job retention.

In a new IFS briefing note Mike Brewer and Jonathan Cribb examine the effectiveness of two time-limited in-work benefits. These were introduced in Britain in the early to mid 2000s and were known as ‘in work credit’ (IWC) and the ‘Employment Retention and Advancement demonstration’ (ERA).