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SCI aims to keep our members informed about the ever-changing political landscape and the impacts on science and industry.

SCI works to respond to government inquiries, underlining the importance of the chemical industry to the growth of the UK economy. In addition to this, SCI will provide informative news pieces to assess the impact that the UK leaving the European Union may have on science and technology.

A summary of articles relating to SCI’s policy work can be found below.

April 2017: Response to BEIS Industrial Strategy Green Paper
http://www.soci.org/news/sci/industrial-strategy-green-paper

March 2017: Comment article – how will Brexit impact science and business?
http://www.soci.org/news/general-news/science-business-and-brexit

February 2017: Response to call from Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for evidence regarding the future of the UK bioeconomy
http://www.soci.org/news/sci/bioeconomy_beis

January 2017: News update: priorities for Brexit negotiations
http://www.soci.org/news/general-news/theresa-may-reveals-plan-for-brexit-negotiations

December 2016: Panel debate: Brexit and the UK Industrial Strategy, Chaired by Paul Drechsler, President of CBI
http://www.soci.org/news/general-news/the-role-of-science-and-innovation-in-postbrexit-uk-review

November 2016: Comment article – what will happen to science after Brexit?
http://www.soci.org/news/general-news/science-and-innovation-in-news-after-brexit

October 2016: Response to Business, Innovation and Skills Committee inquiry into the Government's industrial strategy
http://www.soci.org/news/sci/industrial-strategy

September 2016: Response to call from Scientific Select Committee about the implications for science based industries and innovation following Brexit
http://www.soci.org/news/sci/brexit

July 2016: SCI at Parliamentary Links day
http://www.soci.org/news/sci/collaborators/parliamentary-links-day-2016-post-event-writeup

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