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25 November 2015
The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, in its report A Fracturing Union?, argues that the process for determining the fiscal framework for Scottish tax and welfare devolution is flawed and that its design principles may not be workable and...
02 November 2015
Nuffield-funded neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of University College London (UCL) has been awarded the 2015 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in recognition of her ground-breaking achievements in child and youth development. Until about 15 years...
23 October 2015
A major study of judicial review funded by the Nuffield Foundation has contradicted Government claims that the process is widely abused, of little value to claimants and a burden on public bodies. Contrary to statements made by former Justice...
20 October 2015
The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Anna Vignoles to its Board of Trustees. Professor Vignoles is Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge and is a Visiting Professor at the UCL Institute of...
16 October 2015
The Nuffield Foundation is calling for expressions of interest for delivery of a scoping study to develop proposals for the purpose, functions and delivery options for a family justice observatory. The estimated budget is £100-£150k, and...
15 October 2015
The Nuffield Foundation Trustees are looking for an outstanding individual to lead the Foundation as Chief Executive.  The Chief Executive will have overall responsibility for all the Foundation's activities and budgets and report to...
30 September 2015
Less than a quarter (22%) of children on free school meals in inner London obtained five or more A*–C grades at GCSE or their equivalent (including English and Maths) in 2002. In 2013, this had risen to almost half (48%). Gains were much...
23 September 2015
The significantly higher earnings that graduates in England can expect over those who didn’t study at university, the ‘graduate premium’, has been revealed in detail by a large new study – the first of its kind, funded by the...
23 September 2015
In a single year, 64% of individuals in the UK pay more in taxes than they receive in social security. But most individuals experience considerable change over their lifetimes: for example those not in paid work in one year are often in work in...
16 September 2015
Nearly half of 11-year-olds among some minority ethnic groups in the UK are receiving private tuition outside of school, research funded by the Nuffield Foundation has revealed. Children categorised as from Chinese, black or Indian backgrounds are...
02 September 2015
People who are born premature tend to accumulate less wealth as adults, and a new study funded by the Nuffield Foundation suggests this may be due to lower mathematics abilities. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the...
26 August 2015
As August draws to a close so does another successful summer of Nuffield Research Placements. Nearly 1,200 sixth formers and college students have undertaken research placements in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at workplaces...
20 August 2015
Court decision-making within the Family Justice System can have a profound influence on the lives of families and children. However, there is relatively limited research capacity to address the fundamental questions in family justice. The Family...
19 August 2015
Key professions such as nursing, teaching and social work are losing thousands of potential recruits as student mothers drop out of higher education due to a lack of support from universities. The findings are revealed in new research from the...
14 August 2015
Vocabulary skills in one- and two-year-olds are related to later achievement in reading and language at primary schools, although the relationship is not strong enough to justify using measurement of infant vocabulary to identify individual children...
11 August 2015
New international research by Policy Studies Institute has revealed that parents in England are more restrictive than those in other European countries, granting their children less freedom to travel and play in their local neighbourhood...
28 July 2015
We have published the Trustees' Report and Financial Statements for 2014. In addition to presenting our accounts for the year, the report details our main grant-making activities and reflects on the impact of grants made during previous years....
22 July 2015
Policymakers should stop using heavy-handed regulation to promote behavioural change in the pensions sector and focus instead on encouraging fit-for-purpose business models and governance structures, says a new report from ShareAction funded by the...
18 June 2015
A new book presenting research funded by the Nuffield Foundation has been published by Policy Press. Intermediaries in the criminal justice system: Improving communication for vulnerable witnesses and defendants by Joyce Plotnikoff and...
15 June 2015
Following recent discussions about strategic issues within the Nuffield Foundation, Sharon Witherspoon has decided to step down as its Director. The Foundation Chairman, Professor David Rhind, warmly praised Sharon’s many contributions to the...