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22 November 2017
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...
17 November 2017
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...
16 November 2017
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. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body funded by the Nuffield...
13 November 2017
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...
07 November 2017
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...
01 November 2017
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...
30 October 2017
New research published today by the Nuffield Foundation shows that divorce law in England and Wales is incentivising people to exaggerate claims of ‘behaviour’ or adultery to get a quicker divorce. In practice, these claims cannot be...
24 October 2017
Children in South Africa could benefit from starting school a year earlier, according to new research by Durham University in the UK and the University of Pretoria in South Africa and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The study found that those...
24 October 2017
The Government and stakeholders in the secondary sector need to urgently look at identifying ways in which more and better part-time working can be accommodated in secondary schools, a new report funded by the Nuffield Foundation recommends....
06 October 2017
Children with reading difficulties should be more thoroughly screened for hearing problems, a new report by Coventry University academics has said. The study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, found 25 per cent of its young participants who had...
05 October 2017
Nuffield-funded researchers at Cardiff University's School of Law and Politics have used ground-breaking empirical research to provide an important overview of the Court of Protection's welfare jurisdiction. The Court of Protection (CoP) was...
03 October 2017
Teresa Williams, Director, Justice and Welfare reflects on the What Works? agenda All those interested in the role of research evidence in policy and practice will be familiar with What Works? Evidence-based policy and practice in public services...
03 October 2017
A Nuffield-funded study has found a high number of women, who repeatedly appear before the family courts and lose many children into public care or adoption because of child protection concerns, have been in care themselves. 40% of the mothers had...
14 September 2017
Nuffield-funded research has identified for the first time the characteristics of parents lacking litigation capacity in care proceedings, as well as key aspects of provision made to give them fair representation in court and to participate in...
05 September 2017
New digital technologies could be the key to improving pupils’ maths outcomes provided teachers have access to training and support in their use, according to new research from UCL. In a two-year project funded by the Nuffield Foundation...
22 August 2017
The 2017 election saw Labour propose a 45% rate of income tax on incomes above £80,000, and a 50% rate on incomes above around £125,000, with the aim of raising around £4.5 billion per year in revenues. Nuffield-funded analysis by...
21 August 2017
Girls who take ‘applied’ subjects, such as health and social care or home economics, at GCSE may be facing educational disadvantage as a result, a new study has found. The researchers, from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL...
11 August 2017
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published a series of discussions on the statutory time limit for maintaining human embryos in culture.  The possibility that human embryos could be successfully grown in the laboratory beyond the current...
28 July 2017
The Nuffield Foundation welcomes Sir Adrian Smith’s report on his review of 16-18 mathematics education. Several of his recommendations echo those made by the Foundation in its 2014 report, Mathematics after 16, specifically that:...
30 June 2017
School staff are not sufficiently trained to meet the needs of pupils with learning difficulties, with special needs education heavily reliant on under-skilled teaching assistants. New research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) shows that...