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February 27th

FE and sixth forms to suffer from 30 years without additional funding

School funding is in the headlines again as the government tries to rationalise the current system. This rationalisation is long overdue but it is happening at a time when funding is tighter than at any time over the last 30 years. The inevitable result is that some schools will lose out.

February 13th

Staff qualifications and Ofsted ratings of nursery schools do not determine how well children do at school

Attending a nursery with highly qualified staff or an outstanding Ofsted rating has a limited benefit for children’s educational achievement, according to research published today by the University of Surrey and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

February 9th

Spending cuts to accelerate as tax burden rises to highest level in over 30 years

The IFS Green Budget 2017, produced in association with ICAEW and funded by the Nuffield Foundation with analysis from Oxford Economics, is published today.

February 3rd

Differences in the way the tax system treats the self-employed, owner-managers and employees are costly, inefficient and unfair

Employees still make up 85% of the workforce. But over the last eight years 39% of the growth in the workforce has come from the self employed and company owner-managers. Some of this may be due to growth in the so-called gig economy, but that is by no means the whole story, according to analysis presented in the Nuffield-funded IFS Green Budget.

February 2nd

Professor Dame Sally Macintyre appointed first Chair of the Governing Board of The Nuffield Council of Bioethics

Professor Dame Sally Macintyre, FRSE FMedSci, has been appointed as the first Chair of the Governing Board of The Nuffield Council of Bioethics (NCoB).