August 8th, 2016

Call for evidence: Towards a Family Justice Observatory

A scoping study commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation and led by Professor Karen Broadhurst at Lancaster University has launched a nationwide call for evidence to better understand the use of research evidence in the family justice system, and to inform the development of a proposed family justice observatory.

July 14th

Four in ten trainee teachers not teaching five years later

New Nuffield-funded IFS research reveals around 40% of teachers who begin their initial training are not in a state school job five years later. That means of 35,000 or so individuals training to become teachers each year some 14,000 are not teaching five years later.

Teacher-led out of school study programmes improve GCSE results for poorer pupils

Teacher-led out of school study programmes are a cost-effective way of increasing attainment, particularly for children from poorer backgrounds - potentially increasing GCSE results by two-grades, according to a new study by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

July 5th

More clarity needed in joint enterprise cases

Much greater clarity and transparency are needed in the prosecution of “joint enterprise” cases, a research report by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) of Birkbeck, University of London, in partnership with the Prison Reform Trust and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has found.

Joint enterprise is a doctrine of criminal law which permits two or more defendants to be convicted of the same criminal offence, even where they had different types or levels of involvement.

June 14th

Reforms to long-term care funding in England can be as generous as a Scottish-style system of Free Personal Care, but only for those needing care - especially residential care - for long periods.

A report comparing the effects of the reforms to the English long-term care financing system planned for 2020 with the long-term care systems operating in Wales and Scotland finds that the reforms will benefit people with moderate or high resources who need residential care or high intensity home care for extended periods.

May 27th

Trustees' Report and Financial Statements 2015

We have published the Trustees' Report and Financial Statements for 2015.

New guidance to support teachers in the use of mathematical ideas in the science curriculum

New guidance to support teachers of 11-16 science in the use of mathematical ideas in the science curriculum has been published today by the Association for Science Education (ASE). The guidance was developed with funding from the Nuffield Foundation. 

May 23rd

Invitation to express interest: History of the role of HM Treasury in the planning and control of UK public expenditure 1993-2015

Together with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), we are seeking expressions of interest for delivering a study which will provide a comprehensive analysis of the role of HM Treasury in the planning and control of public spending from 1993 up until the 2015 general election.1 This study has the active support of HM Treasury who will facilitate access to key people, files and other documentation. The study will commence in 2017 and is expected to last 3 years. 

May 9th

8.4 million struggling to afford to eat in the United Kingdom

New UN data suggests that an estimated 8.4 million people, the equivalent of entire population of London, reported having insufficient food in the UK in 2014, the 6th largest economy in the world.

An estimated 5.6% of people aged 15 or over in the UK reported struggling to get enough food to eat and a further 4.5% reported that, at least once, they went a full day without anything to eat. Based on these preliminary estimates, the UK ranks in the bottom half of European countries

April 27th