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23 November 2010
The future reform of the public sector pension schemes will require a trade-off to be made between competing policy objectives, according to a report published today by the Pensions Policy Institute, and funded by The Nuffield Foundation. The...
15 November 2010
The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) has launched a brand new survey question module on social care for older people.  The questions tackle difficult areas such as payment of care services and the differentiation between paid...
10 November 2010
Britain’s tax system is ripe for reform in ways that could significantly increase people’s welfare and improve the performance of the economy, according to a landmark review chaired by the Nobel laureate Sir James Mirrlees...
02 November 2010
A pre-school language intervention programme can significantly improve the educational lives of children with poorly developed speech and language skills, according to new research by psychologists at the University of York. In the Language 4...
28 October 2010
New research suggests that public support for the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment for murder is much more limited than has traditionally been assumed. Furthermore, public opinion on the sentencing of murderers seems to be based on a...
19 October 2010
The £200 winter fuel payment (WFP) paid universally to older people does increase fuel expenditure among older households, but does not protect all older households from the impact of very cold weather, according to new research published by...
12 October 2010
Several of the Nuffield Foundation's Science Bursary students have been instrumental in a discovery that could help maintain bumblebee populations. Field observations of the common snapdragon, Antirrhinum majus, at the John Innes Centre shows...
12 October 2010
The Government should do more to help people find trustworthy health websites and use online health services safely and effectively, says a new report on the ethics of ‘personalised healthcare’. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics...
07 October 2010
A new website has launched to help students with children prepare for university life. In 2009, the National Union of Students (NUS) conducted the first UK-wide research into the experience of student parents, which highlighted the need for...
30 September 2010
The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Terrie Moffitt to its Board of Trustees.   Terrie Moffitt is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University in North Carolina and Professor of Social...
29 September 2010
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics invites applications for a fellowship on 'Solidarity as a core value in contemporary bioethics'. As part of their Placement Fellowship Scheme, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic...
28 September 2010
The Nuffield Foundation is sponsoring a number of newly-qualified teachers (NQT) to attend the ASE annual conference in Reading, January 2011. This arrangement, in collaboration with ASE, includes the following: Registration for Friday and...
10 September 2010
Welcome to the new Nuffield Foundation website – we hope you like it. Our new website offers an accessible overview of our work and presents examples of all our activities. We have tried to make it as user-friendly as possible, enabling...
20 July 2010
Nuffield Foundation Trustee Andrew Dilnot has been appointed chair of the new Commission on the Funding of Care and Support. The Commission will be responsible for considering the options for a sustainable care and support system for adults. It...
15 July 2010
Restorative justice – requiring young offenders to face up to the harm they have caused their victims and to make amends – is placed at the heart of wide-ranging reform proposals published today by the Independent Commission on Youth...
07 July 2010
The Prison Reform Trust and the Institute for Criminal Policy Research at King’s College London have called for an urgent review of the social and financial costs and benefits of the controversial indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for...
07 July 2010
Marriage per se may not be the most important cause of stable relationships when children are young, according to new research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. This casts doubt on the government...
24 June 2010
Northern Ireland's tribunal system is in urgent need of reform according to new research funded by the Nuffield Foundation. In their report, Redressing Users’ Disadvantage: Proposals for Tribunal Reform in Northern Ireland, Brian...
23 June 2010
The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor David Rhind as Chair of its Board of Trustees. Professor Rhind is a renowned geographer and social scientist, though he was originally trained as an earth scientist. He is...
17 May 2010
A team of academics led by Dr Carole McCartney from Leeds University has identified four principles for the preparation of new legislation into the use foresnic bioinformation by the justice system.The proposals were made following an investigation...