March Round-Up

CaSE has published its March 2013 e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities over the last month. These include:

  • Last month CaSE wrote to the Government, warning that its proposals to introduce a ‘sunset clause’ for the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) could damage the science and engineering sector. Now a new report published by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) – the Home Office’s independent advisory group on immigration – has agreed with our concerns and  advised against the introduction of a ‘sunset clause’.
  • CaSE has organised a debate between the science spokespeople from the three main Westminster parties: David Willetts MP (Conservative) Universities and Science Minister, Julian Huppert MP (Liberal Democrat) former Research Scientist and Shabana Mahmood MP (Labour), Shadow Universities and Science Minister.
    The event is free and you can register here.
  • CaSE has welcomed the appointment of Professor Robert Grimes as the new Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, but urged the department to improve the oversight and support mechanisms surrounding to the role.

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