November 30th, 2015

Foster care protects the education of children in care

A new research study launched on 30 November 2015 identifies the key factors that influence how well children in care do in schools in England. The fact that most children in care lag behind their peers in their educational achievement has long been a concern.

November 25th

New flat rate state pension will lead to benefit cuts for some groups

Low earning renters stand to lose the most from planned reforms to state pensions and long-term care if they are not protected, according to a new report from the Care and State Pension Reform (CASPeR) research team and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. 

Fiscal framework for Scottish tax and welfare devolution is not workable

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, in its report A Fracturing Union?, argues that the process for determining the fiscal framework for Scottish tax and welfare devolution is flawed and that its design principles may not be workable and are not mutually compatible.

November 2nd

Nuffield grant-holder receives top research prize

Nuffield-funded neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of University College London (UCL) has been awarded the 2015 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in recognition of her ground-breaking achievements in child and youth development.

October 23rd

Report challenges Government criticism of judicial review

A major study of judicial review funded by the Nuffield Foundation has contradicted Government claims that the process is widely abused, of little value to claimants and a burden on public bodies.

October 20th

Anna Vignoles appointed Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Anna Vignoles to its Board of Trustees.

October 16th

Towards a family justice observatory

The Nuffield Foundation is calling for expressions of interest for delivery of a scoping study to develop proposals for the purpose, functions and delivery options for a family justice observatory. The estimated budget is £100-£150k, and those interested should first read the call for expressions of interest. The deadline is 5.30pm on Monday 9 November 2015.

October 15th

Chief Executive recruitment

The Nuffield Foundation Trustees are looking for an outstanding individual to lead the Foundation as Chief Executive. 

September 30th

No magic bullet in London schools' success just years of steady improvements in quality

Less than a quarter (22%) of children on free school meals in inner London obtained five or more A*–C grades at GCSE or their equivalent (including English and Maths) in 2002. In 2013, this had risen to almost half (48%). Gains were much smaller among disadvantaged children outside London (17%) to (26%).

September 23rd

Graduate ‘premium’ more significant for women

The significantly higher earnings that graduates in England can expect over those who didn’t study at university, the ‘graduate premium’, has been revealed in detail by a large new study – the first of its kind, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.