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September 29th

One in five mothers find families fall into poverty after relationship breakdown

A study of family breakdown by Professor Mike Brewer and Dr Alita Nandi at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, has found that women and children suffer most when couples split.

September 11th

Lord Justice Ryder appointed Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of The Right Honourable Lord Justice Ryder to its Board of Trustees.

Lord Justice Ryder is a judge of the Court of Appeal (to which he was appointed in 2013) and a member of the Family Procedure Rules Committee. He was called to the Bar in 1981, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1997, becoming a Recorder in 2000. He was appointed to the High Court Family Division in 2004.

September 9th

University of Leeds joins Q-Step

The University of Leeds will receive £718,980 to deliver a step-change in its social science teaching as part of an ambitious intervention to address the critical shortage of quantitatively skilled social scientists. It will join a network of ‘Q-Step Centres’ across the UK, all of which have received funding from Q-Step, a programme designed to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training for undergraduates.

September 3rd

Nuffield Foundation accredited as a Living Wage Employer

The Nufield Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the Nuffield Foundation, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.80 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.31.