August 22nd, 2017

How do the rich respond to higher income tax rates

The 2017 election saw Labour propose a 45% rate of income tax on incomes above £80,000, and a 50% rate on incomes above around £125,000, with the aim of raising around £4.5 billion per year in revenues.

August 21st

Research suggests vocational GCSEs may be holding girls back

Girls who take ‘applied’ subjects, such as health and social care or home economics, at GCSE may be facing educational disadvantage as a result, a new study has found.

August 11th

Nuffield Council on Bioethics publishes a collection of views on legal limit for embryo research, 25 years after UK’s first fertility legislation came into force

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, an independent body funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome and the MRC, has published a series of discussions on the statutory time limit for maintaining human embryos in culture.

July 28th

Smith Review of post-16 mathematics: response from the Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation welcomes Sir Adrian Smith’s report on his review of 16-18 mathematics education.

Several of his recommendations echo those made by the Foundation in its 2014 report, Mathematics after 16, specifically that:

June 30th

Education of secondary pupils with special needs too dependent on teaching assistants

School staff are not sufficiently trained to meet the needs of pupils with learning difficulties, with special needs education heavily reliant on under-skilled teaching assistants.

June 28th

Nuffield Foundation announces additional £20 million research funding, Fellowship programme, and major data ethics initiative in new five-year strategy

The Nuffield Foundation will award an additional £20 million for funding research and development projects over the next five years, bringing its anticipated expenditure for the period 2017-2022 to at least £70 million.

June 23rd

Professor Sir Keith Burnett appointed Chair-elect of the Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Sir Keith Burnett as Chair-elect of its Board of Trustees.

Professor Sir Keith Burnett is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield and a renowned Physicist specialising in ultra-cold atomic physics. He is also President of the Science Council, a member of the Council of Science and Technology reporting to the Prime Minister, and of the Infrastructure Advisory Council, which advises the Treasury on major investments.

June 22nd

Cosmetic procedures practice and promotion ‘cause for serious concern’, says Nuffield Council on Bioethics

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published a wide-ranging new report, Cosmetic procedures: ethical issues, which makes a series of recommendations that highlight areas of concern for the practice and promotion of invasive cosmetic procedures in the UK. The Council is funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. 

May 31st

Understanding the lives of separating and separated families in the UK

Lack of data on the lives of separating and separated families is hindering effective policymaking for children and families, according to a new report published by the Nuffield Foundation.

May 26th

Success of technical colleges depends on ending recruitment of young people at age 14

Nuffield-funded research from the IPPR shows that the UTC and studio school programmes are failing due to difficulties recruiting pupils at age 14 and poor academic results