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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.

September 2018

Manufacturing growth slows due to Brexit uncertainty, says CBI

Defra publishes landmark post-Brexit Agriculture Bill

Government publishes Horizon 2020 Brexit advice

June 2018

Defra's 'world-leading' microbeads ban comes into effect

May 2018 

UKRI Strategic Prospectus published

Ministers' update on Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges

April 2018

Government 'lacks ambitious plan' for R&D funding 

Commonwealth climate change tech receives £8m 

Research England invests £67m into HE commercialisation

UKRI launches today

March 2018 

Government launches £220m Clean Air Fund

Draft Brexit deal ensures EU science fund until 2020 

Innovation drives policy... in an electric car

Bill proposed to improve soil quality

Report: Voice of the Future 2018

February 2018 

Business Secretary announces £90m for agritech

BSI seeks comment on soil standards 

Manufacturing sectors disproportionally affected by Brexit, says report 

January 2018

UKRI launches roadmap

SCI preparing submission to Brexit science and innovation enquiry

An environmental plan for the future

Who's who in the January cabinet reshuffle

BEIS announces smart energy investment   

December 2017

Gove outlines new plan to reduce plastic waste 

Care needs can be met by ‘harnessing technology’

Chemical industry call for EU regulatory consistency

Brexit ‘breakthrough’ paves way for trade talks

November 2017

Weekly Policy Round-up: 24 November 2017

Weekly Policy Round-up: 17 November 2017 

REF 2021: How can industry help make an impact?

Weekly Policy Round-up: 10 November 2017

Innovate UK announces loans for late stage innovation

Weekly Policy Round-up: 3 November 2017 

October 2017

Future UK scientific success will rely on international allies, say experts 

PoliSCI 13/10/17

PoliSCI 06/10/17

September 2017

PoliSCI 29/09/2017

PoliSCI 15/09/2017

July 2017

PoliSCI 21/07/2017

News update: Euratom

PoliSCI 07/07/2017

June 2017

PoliSCI 30/06/2017
http://www.soci.org/news/weekly-roundup/science-policy-roundup-30-06-17

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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