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26 March 2015
Overall current or day-to-day school spending in England has been remarkably well protected under the coalition government. Between 2010–11 and 2014–15, there has been a 0.6% real-terms increase in current spending per pupil, though...
25 March 2015
The first piece of major research on adult apprentices in this country, carried out by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has found that 45% of all apprentices are 25 and over, with 3,000 taken by the over...
20 March 2015
School funding per pupil in England has increased substantially since the millennium. More dramatic than the average increase in funding was the increased focus on deprived schools over the 2000s. This trend started well before the pupil premium was...
16 March 2015
Congratulations to Sarah Sobka who has been named as UK Young Scientist of the Year at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham. Sarah won the competition with her project to investigate whether a drug commonly used to treat irritable Bowel Syndrome...
12 March 2015
People in their twenties have been the worst affected by the economic crisis despite higher qualifications than any earlier generation, according to a comprehensive LSE analysis of what has happened to inequalities in qualifications, employment, pay...
11 March 2015
The Nuffield Foundation has published a report on early years education and childcare and launched a new funding programme designed to address the evidence gaps in this key area of public policy.   Early years education and childcare: lessons...
06 March 2015
The spending power of local authorities in England has been cut substantially during this parliament. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found that local authorities’ spending per person has been cut by 23.4% in real terms between...
04 March 2015
New IFS projections suggest median (middle) household income in 2014–15 is at around the same level as it was in 2007–08 before the recession, though still more than 2% below its 2009–10 peak. But the recovery in living standards...
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...

 


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