Ed Miliband has today announced that a future Labour government would cut university tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000. The announcement comes with the assurance that the policy is ‘fully funded’, paid for by a cut to tax relief on the pensions of higher earners. Read More
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With the General Election in May and the Comprehensive Spending Review in the autumn, 2015 is a busy and potentially decisive year for UK science and engineering.
Many organisations in our community are hosting events giving scientists, engineers and policy makers the opportunity to engage with and debate how the new government can best support science and engineering.
We have highlighted some of the key events for our community in the list below. Read More
CaSE has published its January 2015 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:
- CaSE has launched our top ten actions we want to see the next government take to champion science and engineering. #ChampionSTEM
The sold-out CaSE cross-party debate, kindly hosted by the Royal Society tonight, brings together the science spokespeople from the three main Westminster parties to discuss the future direction of science and engineering in the UK. Read More
Dr Martin Turner is the new Policy Advisor at CaSE
I’m really pleased to be joining the CaSE team, especially at such an exciting time with the upcoming general election.
2015 is going to be a critical year for science and engineering. No matter who enters Downing Street, there are going to be tough decisions for government spending and we will have to fight hard to protect investment in our sector. Read More
The Conservative party leadership has reportedly rejected proposals by Home Secretary, Theresa May, to force international students to return home after graduation before applying for work visas in the UK.
UK immigration policy currently allows international students to stay if they find a graduate-level job paying £24,000 a year within four months of graduating. Read More
CaSE Director, Dr Sarah Main said:
“I am dismayed that the Government seems intent on thwarting its commitment to make ‘Britain the best place in the world to do science’ with immigration proposals that threaten to put off the exceptional scientists and engineers who wish to come here.” Read More
CaSE finds much to welcome in the Government’s science and innovation strategy, but important questions remain unanswered. Read More
Election 2015 – Policy Briefings
Ahead of the 2015 Election, the Campaign for Science and Engineering has worked with its members and collaborators to develop a toolkit that government can use to realise its ambition to make the UK a leading scientific nation.
Every major political party has put science and engineering at the heart of their plans for a prosperous innovative Britain, driving high skills jobs and growth. Read More
Does government back the Chancellor’s ‘personal priority’ of science?
In this Autumn Statement, science was again singled out as the Chancellor’s ‘personal priority’. We saw indications of intent on how the government will spend the £1.1bn pa capital committed to science for the next five years in announcements of new facilities and research centres.
With many of these located in the north of England, we see how science is being used as a tool in the government’s drive to ‘rebalance the economy’. Announcements on skills and the fiscal landscape for research are welcome, but these need to be part of a coherent cross-government strategy to work. Read More
CaSE has welcomed today’s news in The Times (£) that the Chancellor George Osborne will be announcing a new £200 million science institute to be built in Manchester.
Update: For further details see CaSE’s response to the 2014 Autumn Statement.
CaSE Cross-Party Science and Engineering Debate 2015
Wednesday 14th January
The Royal Society
With only six months until the 2015 General Election, CaSE is bringing together the science spokespeople from the three main Westminster parties to debate the future direction of science and engineering in the UK. Read More
CaSE has published its December 2014 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:
Ahead of the 2015 General Election, CaSE has written to the leader of every political party with at least one MP, asking them to set out their manifesto commitments that are relevant to the science and engineering sector. Read More
CaSE is pleased to announce the election of its new Chair of the Board of Directors, Professor Graeme Reid.
Professor Reid is Chair of Science and Research Policy at University College London and was previously Head of Research Funding at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). Read More
CaSE is extremely disappointed to hear that the position of Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) to the European Commission President is being abolished.
The role of European CSA is an hugely important one, ensuring that independent scientific advice and evidence-based policy remains embedded in the highest levels of EU-decision making. Read More
Central London. £22-26k pa full-time
One year fixed-term contract (January 2015-December 2015), secondments welcome
Applications close Monday 17th November Read More
CaSE has published its September 2014 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include: