Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest independent cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Last year we spent £434 million on research in institutes, hospitals and universities across the UK, supporting research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
Our pioneering work has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates in the UK double in the last forty years. Read More
As the Government’s comprehensive spending review approaches, BIA members have joined together to voice the need for stable, long-term public spending on science and innovation in the UK. The pace of development in science and research is rapid and government investment in the sector is vital if the UK is to maintain its globally competitive edge. Read More
You have to talk in fiscal terms about the economic growth that science brings, and there’s plenty of evidence to back that up. It’s to make the case for investing in science, rather than in listening to the public, or thinking creatively and emotionally about what science can give us. It’s about marketing the product, rather than understanding how it was created. Read More
Yvonne Fovargue MP has been appointed as the new Labour Shadow Science Minister.
Ms Fovrague replaces the former Shadow Universities and Science Minister, Liam Byrne MP, with the universities brief now being split and given over to Gordon Marsden MP. Under Jeremy Corbyn’s first reshuffle last month, Ms Fovargue was appointed as Shadow Consumer Rights Minister, and we understand she will retain that brief alongside science.
CaSE has published its September 2015 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:
CaSE has today released its submission to the 2015 Spending Review, due to published by the Government in November.
To deliver on its commitment of repairing Britain’s finances and move to a higher-wage, more productive economy, CaSE has called on the Government to nurture its means: science and innovation. Read More
CaSE has published its Annual Review for 2014-15. It gives a summary of CaSE’s activities over the year, including meetings with ministers, policy consultations, and campaign achievements. Highlights during the year include: Read More
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CaSE has published its July 2015 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:
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CaSE has today responded to the Chancellor’s Summer Budget
The budget includes a number of new announcements, including measures on maintenance grants, apprenticeship levies and catapult centres, however further questions remain over the timetable of the Spending Review and the science budget in the Autumn. Read More
CaSE has published its June 2015 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:
- With the new Government up and running, CaSE has published a briefing which highlights how championing science and engineering can help support a strong economy, create high-value jobs, and help us all live healthier and happier lives. Read More
With the official opening of Parliament, the dust has settled after the general election and MPs must get back to business. We think it is time to take a look at the changes to the representation of science and engineering in the House of Commons, as it is imperative that there is still a body of support for this vital sector.
If you are a new Member of Parliament you will already have discovered that life in the House is not quite what you imagined. You will be trying to cope with a mountain of casework whilst not having had the time to appoint staff, sorting out domestic and office accommodation on an inadequate budget, meeting all the commitments made during the election and not least, trying to find out how the arcane rules of the House actually work! These are just a few of the challenges you are facing so what am I doing trying to get you to do something else? Read More
Today CaSE has published a short briefing summarising the strong evidence for the value of public investment in science and engineering. The evidence shows it supports a strong economy, creates high-value jobs, and helps us all live healthier and happier lives.
Over the next five years there is enormous opportunity for science and engineering to drive economic prosperity and public wellbeing as a central feature of the Government’s long-term economic plan. Read More
Jo Johnson MP has been appointed Universities and Science Minister at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. He was previously a minister in the Cabinet Office.
Commenting on the appointment, CaSE Acting Director, Naomi Weir said:
“There is enormous opportunity for science and engineering to drive economic prosperity and public wellbeing. In his new role, Jo Johnson is in a strong position to ensure science and engineering is a central feature of the Government’s long-term economic plan. I look forward to working with him to ensure the UK has the people, the funding and the policies for science and engineering to thrive.” Read More
CaSE has published its May 2015 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include:
I’m seeking election in Newbury constituency, an area which stretches both sides of the M4 corridor, for 20 miles from Aldermaston to Hungerford. We have fantastic transport connections, an attractive location and are fortunate in being home to a number of hi tech companies and manufacturers, not to mention AWE, the Atomic Weapons Research establishment.
Engineering is the foundation upon which all of our modern facilities, and services are based. It forms the bedrock upon which every aspect of our existence in this technological world revolves. Without electrical engineers, you would not have the power to read this text on your PC, mobile phone or tablet. Without electronic and computer engineers, these devices would not exist. Can you contemplate a world without your mobile? Most people can get by without a PC of tablet, but most would never leave home without their mobile.
CaSE has published its April 2015 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities and news over the last month. These include: