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14 April 2014
We are seeking to appoint a new Trustee to lead our work in law, as well as engaging with our work across the piece (as all Trustees must do), to succeed Professor Genevra Richardson who steps down in the autumn. Full details are on our...
04 April 2014
Last week the Prime Minister, David Cameron, stated that he would like to increase the inheritance tax threshold, reviving memories of the 2010 Conservative Party manifesto pledge to increase the threshold to £1 million. The Institute for...
31 March 2014
Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) are prevented from realising high quality planning for children in care due to the challenges of making the role work in practice, according to a research published today by the National Children's Bureau...
26 March 2014
The first Q-Step conference, Counting them in: quantitative social science and the links between secondary and higher education was held on 17 March 2014. This one day event explored ways to strengthen quantitative social science training through...
18 March 2014
Congratulations to Nuffield Research Placement students, Ameeta and Aneeta Kumar, who were named joint winners of the UK Young Scientist of the Year competition at the Big Bang Fair at Birmingham NEC on Friday. Ameeta and Aneeta, twin sisters who...
13 March 2014
The UCL Constitution Unit has published a report calling for the relationship between the Commons and the Lords on financial matters to be revised. The research was sparked by controversies over the coalition's Welfare Reform Bill, when...
12 March 2014
A new study funded by the Nuffield Foundation will identify ways to improve educational outcomes for looked after children (those in local authority care), which are significantly poorer than for most other groups. A team led by Professor Judy Sebba...
07 March 2014
The Nuffield Foundation welcomes government plans to introduce new Core Maths level 3 qualifications designed to meet the needs of 16-18 year-olds who have a gained a grade C or higher at GCSE but do not wish to take AS/A level maths. The need for...
06 March 2014
The Nuffield Foundation is hosting a series of six seminars that will bring together international experts to explore a range of key issues on the financial consequences of parental separation.  Funded by the ESRC, the series will provide a...
28 February 2014
Changing the name of the Winter Fuel Payment (WFP) would make recipient households more likely to invest in renewable energy technologies while still achieving the health goals of the current WFP policy, according to research published by the...
21 February 2014
A new report published by the IPPR and funded by the Foundation explores the factors behind maternal employment in the UK, and especially the pivotal role of affordable, accessible childcare in supporting mothers who want to work, or to work...
19 February 2014
The British education system is neglecting the needs of deaf children, many of whom have major reading difficulties, according to new research led by academics from City University London and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Over half of the deaf...
13 February 2014
A new report funded by the Nuffield Foundation examines the process for settling financial issues on divorce, both in and out of court. It is the first study of its kind since the rollout of a new procedural pathway in 2000. Through analysis of...
06 February 2014
Websites, telephones, video communication and other means of digital communication can, if properly used, assist in maintaining access to justice in a time of austerity, according to new research funded by the Foundation.   Roger ...
05 February 2014
Policy on business rates, pensions taxation and childcare needs clearer sense of direction The IFS Green Budget, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and produced in collaboration with Oxford Economics, is published today. The Chancellor’s...
04 February 2014
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), with support from the Nuffield Foundation, has published a collection of essays in honour of James Cornford. Together, they set out a democratic reform agenda for Britain in the 21st century. ...
30 January 2014
New modelling on household income undertaken by the IFS as part of its Green Budget shows that:  Real median household income in 2013–14 is more than 6% lower than before the economic crisis hit in 2007–08.  The fall...
28 January 2014
Counting them in: quantitative social science and the links between secondary and higher education Monday 17 March 2014 at the Royal Society, London (10.30 – 16.00) Keynote speakers include the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for...
24 January 2014
An evaluation of PowerTeaching Maths, a technology-enhanced teaching approach in primary schools in which pupils in Years 4 and 5 work in small groups to help each other learn has found that the approach had no effect on attainment. The evaluation...
21 January 2014
Findings from an international comparison of the provision of early education and care will be presented at the launch of a new book at the LSE on Wednesday 19 February. An Equal Start? Providing Quality Early Education and Care for Disadvantaged...

 


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