November 14th

Sir James Munby appointed Chair of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

The Nuffield Foundation has appointed Sir James Munby as Chair of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory.

The Nuffield Foundation is establishing the Observatory to support the best possible decisions for children by improving the use of data and research evidence in the family justice system. Sir James, who until recently was President of the Family Division of the High Court, will oversee the Observatory’s development.  

Can 20 minutes a day of storytelling help parents boost their kids' language skills?

A new study announced today by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) will find out if an early language teaching programme which is delivered at home for 20 minutes each day can improve young people's language and literary skills. 

November 1st

Historical skew towards the rich in education spending finally at an end

Children from poorer backgrounds now have more spent on their education than do those from better-off families, according to new Nuffield-funded research from the IFS published today.  

Children’s sibling relationships ‘at risk’ in care and adoption proceedings

The significance attached to sibling relationships in care and adoption proceedings can be routinely outweighed by other factors, according to a new report funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

October 30th

Government mustn't lose focus on tackling the teacher supply shortage

The Government should place a greater emphases on improving teacher retention to ease teacher supply pressures, according to new Nuffield-funded research from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). 

October 25th

Improving survey data on separated families

At any one time, there are more than four million children living in separated families in the UK. Last year, we reported that a lack of data on these separated families is hindering effective policymaking.

October 16th

Promises to end austerity and to balance the books by the mid-2020s are unlikely to be compatible

The IFS Green Budget 2018, produced in association with Citi and ICAEW and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is published today. 

October 15th

Three in four workers with steady jobs experience irregular pay

Three in four workers experience fluctuating pay packets, with low paid workers most exposed to big downward changes in their monthly take-home pay, according to new Nuffield-funded research published by the Resolution Foundation.

October 10th

Born into care: Study uncovers scale of newborn babies in care proceedings in England

Between 2007/8 and 2016/17, 16,849 babies under one week old were subjects of local authority care proceedings in England, according to a new study from the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University and the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory.

October 8th

Pay growth slowed by UK's poor productivity record and high underemployment

If the slow pace of Britain’s post-crisis pay growth were to continue indefinitely it will take until 2099 for real wages today to double in value – compared to the pre-crisis average when wages doubled every 29 years – according to a new Nuffield-funded report published by the Resolution Foundation