February 21st, 2014

Reforming childcare to support mothers in work

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 more, to do so. 

February 19th

Education system failing deaf children

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 children assessed had reading difficulties that were at least as severe as the problems faced by hearing children with dyslexia and in some cases they were more severe.

February 13th

Financial settlement on divorce

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.

February 6th

Digital communication can help maintain access to justice in a time of austerity

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.  

February 5th

IFS Green Budget - still not halfway on planned spending cuts

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.

February 4th

Democracy in Britain: Essays in honour of James Conford

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. 

January 30th

Richest have seen biggest cash income squeeze but poorest have faced higher inflation

New modelling on household income undertaken by the IFS as part of its Green Budget shows that: 

January 28th

Counting them in: quantitative social science and the links between secondary and higher education

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)

January 24th

Effects of co-operative learning and embedded multimedia on mathematics learning in Key Stage 2

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.

January 21st

An Equal Start? Book launch on 19 February 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.