February 8th, 2018

How transparent is government in sharing evidence behind policies?

A new report, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, scores 94 government policies produced by 12 departments, to assess how transparent they were about the evidence behind the policy.

February 7th

Government should review "meagre" data collection about dads, demands major study

The Government should review data collection on families by all publicly-funded bodies, which currently risk failing millions of children because they typically gather such weak information about fathers.

February 5th

Priorities for our 75th year: a message from our Chief Executive, Tim Gardam

I would like to update all our partners and stakeholders on our plans for 2018 as we work to implement our strategic plan. At its heart remains our mission to advance social-wellbeing by funding research and student programmes in Education, Welfare, and Justice (applicants will want to note changes to our grants timetable for Justice outline applications).

January 31st

Better School for All? New NIESR research funded by the Nuffield Foundation

The latest issue of the National Institute Economic Review, to be published on Wednesday 7 February, focuses on the issue of school performance.

January 18th

New £1million research programme on inequality

The Nuffield Foundation has announced it will be funding a major new £1million research programme which aims to analyse the progress of social policy in addressing social inequalities.

January 17th

Nuffield Foundation and Oxford University Press partner to enable all schools to benefit from oral language intervention programme proven to improve educational outcomes

The Nuffield Foundation and Oxford University Press (OUP) have today announced that OUP are the new publishing partner for the Nuffield Early Language Intervention for children in their first year of primary school.

January 11th

Who wants to live forever? The Nuffield Council on Bioethics examines research on treatments for ageing

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, an independent body funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome and the MRC, has published the first in a new series of bioethics briefing notes.

Early childhood education has had little impact on outcomes since the inception of the free entitlement and politicians must now focus efforts on quality

Authors of a comprehensive study on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) funded by the Nuffield Foundation have called on the Secretary of State for Education to focus on improving the quality of the free entitlement to part time nursery care for 3-year-olds.

December 15th, 2017

Why the UK needs fair jobs for dads

Employment law for parents should be overhauled, starting with three months’ well-paid “daddy leave”, according to a new study from the Fatherhood Institute entitled Cash or carry.

Cash or carry is based on the most comprehensive review ever undertaken in Britain of decades of research into the roles of fathers in families, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Major study into older Scots set to inform and shape policy

A new landmark study conducted by the University of Stirling will empower policymakers to improve the lives of Scotland’s older population by providing them with a comprehensive insight into the economic, health and social circumstances of people over 50.