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09 February 2017
The IFS Green Budget 2017, produced in association with ICAEW and funded by the Nuffield Foundation with analysis from Oxford Economics, is published today. The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, remains committed to his predecessor’s plans for...
03 February 2017
Employees still make up 85% of the workforce. But over the last eight years 39% of the growth in the workforce has come from the self employed and company owner-managers. Some of this may be due to growth in the so-called gig economy, but that is by...
02 February 2017
Professor Dame Sally Macintyre, FRSE FMedSci, has been appointed as the first Chair of the Governing Board of The Nuffield Council of Bioethics (NCoB). The Nuffield Council on Bioethics was established 25 years ago and is now recognised globally as...
31 January 2017
In April 2017, the government is introducing an ‘apprenticeship levy’ (a 0.5% tax on an employer’s paybill above £3 million per year), which is estimated to raise £2.8 billion in 2019–20. At the same time, it is...
24 January 2017
Older teenagers and young adults are able to improve their fundamental maths skills and reasoning abilities more rapidly than younger teens, according to research undertaken by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore at UCL and funded by the Nuffield...
19 January 2017
Sir Tony Atkinson, renowned economist and one of the world's leading thinkers on inequality and poverty passed away on New Year's Day 2017. Tony was a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation from 1996 - 2009 and was particularly influential in...
13 January 2017
Former Director of the Nuffield Foundation Sir Brian Young passed away in November 2016.  Sir Brian Young was Director of the Foundation from 1964 to 1970. Under his leadership the Foundation funded many influential projects, including a survey...
13 January 2017
A new report funded by the Nuffield Foundation has found that 80 per cent of 17-year olds disagree with the idea of making maths compulsory post-16 even though there is evidence that those with A level maths earn more later in life.  The report...
03 January 2017
Young people from less advantaged homes may limit their options for further education unnecessarily when choosing their GCSE subjects. A study from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) funded by the ESRC and the Nuffield Foundation found that pupils...
07 December 2016
Nuffield Foundation grant-holder Orazio P. Attanasio of University College London (UCL) has been awarded the 2016 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in recognition of his ground-breaking achievements in child and youth development. ...
07 December 2016
New analysis quantifying the cost to the Exchequer and identifying those who stand to gain and lose from the state pension and long-term care financing reforms has been published today by the Care and State Pension Reform (CASPeR) research team with...
05 December 2016
Reducing socio-economic gaps in education outcomes has been at the heart of government strategy to raise social mobility for many years. Achieving higher educational qualifications enables individuals to earn more, on average, so if those from...
05 December 2016
Today, Monday 5 December 2016, the British Academy, Academy of Social Sciences, Royal Statistical Society, Nuffield Foundation and Nesta welcomed the decision made by Pearson to develop new AS and A-level specifications in statistics for teaching...
01 December 2016
Opportunities to narrow the achievement gap between looked after children (children in care) and their peers are being missed because too many of them do not receive good quality early education places, says research funded by the Nuffield...
23 November 2016
The Nuffield Foundation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies are hosting a seminar on Monday 5 December (13.30 - 16.30) to bring together the latest quantitative evidence on the size of the socio-economic gaps in university access and success...
23 November 2016
The first ever review of whether the UK government is transparent about its use of evidence when developing policies finds that the public and researchers would struggle to follow the government’s reasoning, with standards of transparency...
22 November 2016
Fewer than two per cent of people who are caught committing fraud are dealt with by the criminal justice system, according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The research found only 15,696 fraud...
15 November 2016
Nuffield-funded organisation the Food Foundation has published new statistics on consumption and production of vegetables that reveal a serious threat to children's health: A quarter of secondary school age children eat less than one...
31 October 2016
A new briefing paper presenting data on regional variations in care costs has been published by the Care and State Pension Reform project (CASPeR) as part of a project funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The briefing paper addresses the question of...
26 October 2016
The British Academy, Academy of Social Sciences, Royal Statistical Society, Nuffield Foundation and Nesta have today (26 October) urged AQA to reconsider its decision to abandon AS and A-Level Statistics. Their statement highlights the importance of...