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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...
19 January 2017
Sir Tony Atkinson, renowned economist and one of the world's leading thinkers on inequality and poverty passed away on New Year's Day 2017. Tony was a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation from 1996 - 2009 and was particularly influential in...
13 January 2017
Former Director of the Nuffield Foundation Sir Brian Young passed away in November 2016.  Sir Brian Young was Director of the Foundation from 1964 to 1970. Under his leadership the Foundation funded many influential projects, including a survey...
13 January 2017
A new report funded by the Nuffield Foundation has found that 80 per cent of 17-year olds disagree with the idea of making maths compulsory post-16 even though there is evidence that those with A level maths earn more later in life.  The report...
03 January 2017
Young people from less advantaged homes may limit their options for further education unnecessarily when choosing their GCSE subjects. A study from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) funded by the ESRC and the Nuffield Foundation found that pupils...
07 December 2016
Nuffield Foundation grant-holder Orazio P. Attanasio of University College London (UCL) has been awarded the 2016 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in recognition of his ground-breaking achievements in child and youth development. ...
07 December 2016
New analysis quantifying the cost to the Exchequer and identifying those who stand to gain and lose from the state pension and long-term care financing reforms has been published today by the Care and State Pension Reform (CASPeR) research team with...
05 December 2016
Reducing socio-economic gaps in education outcomes has been at the heart of government strategy to raise social mobility for many years. Achieving higher educational qualifications enables individuals to earn more, on average, so if those from...