November 29th, 2017

Recessions have a lasting impact on employment and pay of young adults – but parents can provide an important safety net

A new report, published today by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, shows that leaving education when the economy is weak can have lasting effects on your pay and employment – even once the wider economy has returned to normal. However, young adults’ own pay and employment are not all that matters for their living standards: both the tax and benefit system and parental incomes can cushion the blow for many.

Key findings of the research include:

Four in ten children will be identified as SEND at some stage during their time at school

The Nuffield Foundation is funding the Education Policy Institute to undertake an investigation into how the system for identifying children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) works in England. 

Too many deaf children are still failing to learn to read, says new study

Research identifies urgent need for the implementation of specialist interventions to improve the reading skills of deaf children

The British education system is neglecting the needs of severely and profoundly deaf children, many of whom have major reading difficulties, according to new research from City, University of London.

November 22nd

Response to the 2017 budget announcement on Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Today the government have announced the creation of a new advisory body, with the intention to enable safe, ethical and ground-breaking innovation in AI and data-driven technologies. This Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation will work with government, regulators and industry to lay the foundations for AI adoption.

November 17th

Seminar: Young people’s subject choices - influences and impact

What influences students’ decisions about subject choice at school? And what impact do these choices have on their access to higher education?

The Nuffield Foundation is hosting a seminar to discuss what the research evidence can tell us about how students make decisions about which subjects to study, and the impact those choices have on their outcomes.

November 16th

Nuffield Council on Bioethics announces new project looking at research in global health emergencies

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is embarking upon a major new inquiry to explore how research may be conducted ethically in the context of global health emergencies.

November 13th

A fair system for women escaping violence is within reach

Women seeking protection from sexual violence are being disadvantaged by the UK asylum system but the system can be made fairer, according to a major study of the asylum appeals process published today by Asylum Aid and the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

November 7th

Planned benefit cuts will leave low-income households more exposed to the next recession

New IFS research published today, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, looks at recessions, inequality, and the role of the tax and benefit system. It finds that planned benefit cuts will leave low-income households more exposed to the impact of future recessions.

November 1st

Getting jobs and keeping them in the UK labour market

New Nuffield-funded analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows that time-limited in-work benefits can help increase the probability of moving into paid work and also improve job retention.

In a new IFS briefing note Mike Brewer and Jonathan Cribb examine the effectiveness of two time-limited in-work benefits. These were introduced in Britain in the early to mid 2000s and were known as ‘in work credit’ (IWC) and the ‘Employment Retention and Advancement demonstration’ (ERA).

October 30th

Divorce law in England and Wales increases conflict and suffering for separating couples and their children, encourages dishonesty, and undermines the aims of the family justice system

New research published today by the Nuffield Foundation shows that divorce law in England and Wales is incentivising people to exaggerate claims of ‘behaviour’ or adultery to get a quicker divorce. In practice, these claims cannot be investigated by the court or easily rebutted by the responding party, leading to unnecessary conflict and a system that is inherently unfair.