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22 May 2017
More than half (60%) of people living in poverty in the UK live in a household where someone is in work, the highest figure recorded, according to research published today by Cardiff University and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.  The...
19 May 2017
The Nuffield Foundation is calling for proposals on the development and early evaluation of early years interventions that seek to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children. The call is part of a new strategic partnership with the Education...
16 May 2017
Nuffield-funded analysis carried out by National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has found that maths, science and language teachers have high rates of leaving the profession, particularly in the first five years of their careers....
28 April 2017
This page provides links to Nuffield-funded projects that have recently published findings relevant to public debates in the run-up to the General Election. It also links to new projects we have funded that will provide analysis and other...
04 April 2017
The Nuffield Foundation welcomes the appointment of David Archard as the new Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. David is Professor of Philosophy at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, at Queen’s...
03 April 2017
Do you have experience of designing, delivering, or evaluating interventions to improve childrens' learning in early years education? Has your intervention had some promising results but you need funding to develop it further?  The Nuffield...
31 March 2017
In the light of the Court of Appeal judgment in Owens v Owens, new Nuffield-funded research highlights the need for reform of divorce law in England and Wales.  Current laws require one party to be ‘at fault’ or a minimum separation...
22 March 2017
New research from Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics and funded by the Nuffield Foundation suggests that guidance given to judges to routinely publish their judgments is not being consistently followed, leaving the public with a...
17 March 2017
Congratulations to all of our Nuffield Research Placement students who were finalists in last night’s Big Bang Competition at the NEC in Birmingham. We were delighted to see several of our students win prizes, including Chantal Goulder from...
15 March 2017
A combination of rising inflation and pay restraint means that average real pay is now falling in the public sector, and is expected to continue falling over the next three years, according to Resolution Foundation’s latest Earning Outlook...
01 March 2017
Congratulations to all our Nuffield Research Placements students who have made it to the finals of this year’s Big Bang Competition (previously known as The National Science & Engineering Competition). Over 40 of our students who completed...
01 March 2017
A new report on non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics expresses concerns about the way the test is being sold by private providers. In addition, the Council calls for better information and support; calls for a...
01 March 2017
A study by seven British universities and has revealed significant inequalities in child welfare across the UK, with children in the poorest areas at least 10 times more likely than those in the most affluent to become involved in the child...
27 February 2017
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...
13 February 2017
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...
09 February 2017
The IFS Green Budget 2017, produced in association with ICAEW and funded by the Nuffield Foundation with analysis from Oxford Economics, is published today. The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, remains committed to his predecessor’s plans for...
03 February 2017
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...
02 February 2017
Professor Dame Sally Macintyre, FRSE FMedSci, has been appointed as the first Chair of the Governing Board of The Nuffield Council of Bioethics (NCoB). The Nuffield Council on Bioethics was established 25 years ago and is now recognised globally as...
31 January 2017
In April 2017, the government is introducing an ‘apprenticeship levy’ (a 0.5% tax on an employer’s paybill above £3 million per year), which is estimated to raise £2.8 billion in 2019–20. At the same time, it is...
24 January 2017
Older teenagers and young adults are able to improve their fundamental maths skills and reasoning abilities more rapidly than younger teens, according to research undertaken by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore at UCL and funded by the Nuffield...