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27 February 2015
Findings from the first in-depth study of the British public’s views about the child maintenance obligations of parents who do not live with their children show that most people believe the government should set and enforce child maintenance...
19 February 2015
Delaying school entry could cause poorer academic performance, according to new research from the University of Warwick and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Many parents are keen to hold their children back a year if they were born prematurely or...
19 February 2015
But those owning a home well before the crisis have gained from house price increases and a sharp fall in housing costs. The UK has witnessed a substantial and sustained increase in house prices since the 1990s. This long-term rise in house prices,...
19 February 2015
Specialist courts that tackle the widespread problem of parental substance misuse in care proceedings will be rolled out to new areas of the country after an independent evaluation funded by the Nuffield Foundation and undertaken by Brunel...
17 February 2015
Thirty per cent of primary school pupils take part in very few organised sports and activity clubs. These children live in largely urban lower income families, and are in striking contrast to the other 70% of children many of whom take part in a...
10 February 2015
We were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Professor Sir David Watson on 8 February. David had been a dedicated and inspirational Trustee of the Foundation for nearly ten years, and had a formative influence on many of the changes here...
10 February 2015
Today sees the publication of a comprehensive independent assessment of the Coalition’s record on schools: an essential guide to policies, spending, the changes in the school system and trends in children’s outcomes. The paper is the...
06 February 2015
The cost of Court of Protection (CoP) welfare proceedings to local authorities is a serious concern and there are considerable variations between English and Welsh local authorities in the number of welfare cases brought to the Court. These are some...
04 February 2015
The Universities of Essex, Nottingham and Southampton have been awarded Q-Step Affiliate status in recognition of their high level of commitment to the aims of Q-Step, a £19.5 million programme designed to promote a step-change in quantitative...
04 February 2015
A report published today shows a need for further policies that can help young people at the start of their working lives, steering them towards positive outcomes and helping them to achieve independence. This brings personal benefits to those...
04 February 2015
The IFS Green Budget 2015, in association with ICAEW and funded by the Nuffield Foundation with analysis from Oxford Economics, is published today. Debt is set to peak at over 80% of national income. The deficit is still more than 5% of national...
03 February 2015
Public participation should be at the heart of big data projects in health care and biomedical research, according to the findings of a new report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The report calls for greater transparency about how people...
30 January 2015
The employment rate has returned to its pre-crisis level, but wages remain well below their 2008 peak. Median hourly wages, adjusted for (RPIJ) inflation, were still 4.7% lower in 2014 than in 2008 (according to the Annual Survey of Hours and...
29 January 2015
We welcome Nicky Morgan’s request for Ofqual to reconsider its decision to remove practical assessment from science A levels and GCSEs. Speaking at the Politeia thinktank in London on Tuesday, the education secretary said: “I am...
27 January 2015
Youngest children and poorer households worst hit by Coalition’s selective cuts, according to major new report. Poorer groups have been worst affected by changes to direct taxes, benefits and tax credits despite the Coalition’s promise...
23 January 2015
The coalition government has implemented a set of tax changes which, broadly speaking, have left middle income households better off and have hit high income households. Accompanying benefit changes have reduced the incomes of poorer working age...
22 January 2015
The Nuffield Foundation has awarded a research grant of over £550,000 to the new Centre for Communities and Social Justice (CSJ) at Coventry University to study inequalities in child welfare systems across the UK. Coventry will lead the...
14 January 2015
Young children from socioeconomically disadvantaged areas such as Barking and Dagenham who regularly attend pre-school have significantly higher oral language performance than those who don’t, according to new research led by academics from...
12 January 2015
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has launched its new election website, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The website (http://election2015.ifs.org.uk/) features analysis of what has happened over this parliament and the implications of the...
12 January 2015
We are funding several projects designed to help voters make an informed choice in this year's General Election.  IFS Election Briefings The IFS Election Briefings will provide analysis of what has happened over this parliament and the...

 


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