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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...
09 January 2015
The Nuffield Foundation, Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation have urged exams regulator Ofqual to reconsider its plans to remove direct assessment of practical skills from GCSE science.  In a joint letter to Ofqual Chief...
22 December 2014
The Nuffield Foundation will be closed from Wednesday 24 December until Friday 2 January. 
22 December 2014
The Refugee Council has published its Short guide on access to further Education in England for asylum seekers and refugees, part of a project funded by the Foundation.  The information guide deals with with eligibility for courses funded by...
22 December 2014
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published the first of its election briefing notes, funded by the Foundation, and analysing the three main parties’ proposed fiscal stances. The IFS outlines how the existence of the independent...
12 December 2014
More school pupils would choose to study maths at A-level if they were given better information about potential earnings, new research shows. A study by the University of Birmingham involving more than 5,000 young people from across England found...
04 December 2014
Aspects of the culture of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs) can encourage poor research practices and hinder the production of high quality science, according to scientists who took part in a project exploring the ethical...