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March 31st

Current divorce law effectively allows divorce ‘on demand’ but is masked by a painful legal ritual that does not protect marriage.

In the light of the Court of Appeal judgment in Owens v Owens, new Nuffield-funded research highlights the need for reform of divorce law in England and Wales. 

March 22nd

Family court transparency plans fall short as judges struggle to find time to publish judgments safely

New research from Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics and funded by the Nuffield Foundation suggests that guidance given to judges to routinely publish their judgments is not being consistently followed, leaving the public with a patchy understanding of the family justice system in England and Wales.

March 17th

Nuffield students win prizes at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition

Congratulations to all of our Nuffield Research Placement students who were finalists in last night’s Big Bang Competition at the NEC in Birmingham.

March 15th

Public sector pay now falling as short lived post-crash recovery comes to an end

A combination of rising inflation and pay restraint means that average real pay is now falling in the public sector, and is expected to continue falling over the next three years, according to Resolution Foundation’s latest Earning Outlook published today.

March 1st

Nuffield Research Placement students reach final of Big Bang Competition

Congratulations to all our Nuffield Research Placements students who have made it to the finals of this year’s Big Bang Competition (previously known as The National Science & Engineering Competition).

New pregnancy testing technique needs limits says ethics body

A new report on non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics expresses concerns about the way the test is being sold by private providers. In addition, the Council calls for better information and support; calls for a moratorium on the use of NIPT in sequencing the whole genome of fetuses; and calls for a ban on its use in finding out the sex of the fetus.

UK-wide study shows huge postcode disparity in proportion of children in care

A study by seven British universities and has revealed significant inequalities in child welfare across the UK, with children in the poorest areas at least 10 times more likely than those in the most affluent to become involved in the child protection system. The study is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.