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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...
20 January 2014
The Nuffield Foundation has called for Ofqual to reconsider its proposal to remove the assessment of practical work from the final grade awarded in physics, chemistry and biology A levels. We believe that hands-on practical work is an integral part...
03 January 2014
Nuffield Foundation Trustee Dr Colette Bowe and former Chair Baroness Onora O’Neill have been awarded New Year's Honours. Dr Colette Bowe has been made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to media and...
19 December 2013
The Nuffield Foundation will be closed from Monday 23 December until Thursday 2 January 2014. 
18 December 2013
The Nuffield Foundation is funding a new programme of work designed to kick-start the expansion of empirical research in administrative justice. We have invited institutions with an interest in administrative justice research to apply for up to...
09 December 2013
Lone mothers who work are less likely to suffer from depression than those who stay at home, according to new research published by the Nuffield Foundation today. Depression among lone mothers in work fell from 32% to 23% between the mid-1990s and...