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Policy News


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.

January 2018

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

April 2017

Response to BEIS Industrial Strategy Green Paper

March 2017

Comment article – how will Brexit impact science and business?

February 2017

Response to call from Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for evidence regarding the future of the UK bioeconomy

January 2017

News update: priorities for Brexit negotiations

December 2016

Panel debate: Brexit and the UK Industrial Strategy, Chaired by Paul Drechsler, President of CBI

November 2016

Comment article – what will happen to science after Brexit?

October 2016

Response to Business, Innovation and Skills Committee inquiry into the Government's industrial strategy

September 2016

Response to call from Scientific Select Committee about the implications for science based industries and innovation following Brexit

July 2016

SCI at Parliamentary Links day

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