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This page provides links to Nuffield-funded projects that have recently published findings relevant to public debates in the run-up to the General Election. It also links to new projects we have funded that will provide analysis and other services specifically designed to provide independent and accurate information to voters.
- Public spending and taxation
- Long-term care and pensions
- Early years
- Higher Education and training
- Public health
New General Election analysis
- Institute for Fiscal Studies General Election 2017 analysis
- Full Fact’s General Election fact-checking
- NIESR General Election 2017 briefing and analysis
Public spending and taxation
- IFS summaries on key economic and social policy areas, alongside analysis of the manifesto proposals put forward by the main parties >>
- Analysis of the effects of the major economic and political changes in the UK since 2007, particularly on the distribution of wealth, poverty, inequality and social mobility >>
Long-term care and pensions
- The public cost of the state pension and long-term care financing reforms, including who will gain and lose >>
- The impact of the proposed national funding formula for early years >>
- The impact of the expansion of free nursery education on children’s outcomes >>
- What reform of school funding could mean for different schools and areas >>
- The costs and benefits of different teacher training routes >>
Higher Education and training
- What drives the socio-economic gaps in higher education participation? >>
- Family background means the rich earn more even when they don’t get better degrees >>
- Target of three million apprenticeships and new funding system risk being poor value for money >>
New General Election analysis
Institute for Fiscal Studies General Election 2017 analysis
We have awarded a grant of £68,796 to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) to respond fully and efficiently to the General Election debate. This will include publishing analysis of the party manifestos of the Labour and Conservative parties, producing briefing notes on key election issues relating to public spending policies, and responding to significant themes in the pre-election debate as and when they arise.
All election-related analysis from the IFS is available on its dedicated microsite, providing an easily accessible destination for the media and voters. The materials will also be promoted via social media channels to ensure they have the maximum impact on public debate. The IFS will seek to engage directly with voters via a series of Facebook live Q&A sessions.
Full Fact’s General Election fact-checking
We have awarded a grant of £40,000 to Full Fact to undertake fact-checking claims made during the election campaign. Full Fact will promote their fact-checking directly to voters via their website and social media. They will also work with media outlets to get information out to the public as widely as possible. Where incorrect claims are made, Full Fact will seek corrections from campaigners and media outlets.
Full Fact will also provide impartial content that provides answers to the questions voters are searching for online. Full Fact will work with key stakeholders to improve the quality of information in public debate, including the Office for National Statistics (ONS), specialist research organisations such as the IFS, the Nuffield Trust, the National Foundation for Educational Research, the Migration Observatory, and the UK in a Changing Europe project.
National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) election briefing and analysis
We have awarded a grant of £43,780 to NIESR for the production of briefings on topics including the economic landscape, regional inequality, infrastructure investment, and the NHS.