CaSE has published its March e-bulletin, giving a summary of all CaSE’s activities over the last month. These include:
- The Government has announced new rules on migrant settlement, meaning immigrants now have to meet a salary threshold after five years here, or be forced to leave the country. CaSE raised concerns over this with the Home Office, including via a well-publicised letter to The Times, and we’re pleased that scientists and engineers will effectively be exempt from the new restrictions.
- The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has published its report on the role and functions of departmental Chief Scientific Advisers (CSAs). The report’s recommendations echo those set out in CaSE’s own evidence to the inquiry, and we welcome the Committee’s findings.
- CaSE has responded to two Liberal Democrat policy reviews. Dr Julian Huppert, the MP for Cambridge, wrote to CaSE inviting us to contribute to his review of Lib Dem Science Policy. You can read our response to him here.
CaSE has also advertised a number of events:
- ‘Politics for Scientists’ Event - 13th March
CaSE and the British Library are co-hosting an event; ‘From lab bench to front bench: opportunities for scientists in policy’. Further details of the event can be found here. Please note that the event is aimed at practising scientists and engineers, rather than policy professionals, and the priority list will reflect this.
- Voice of the Future – Tuesday 14th March
This is an opportunity for your scientists and engineers to participate in an event with the Science Minister. For further details see here, and if you’re under 35 and would like to attend, email us – we have spare places.
- Science Question Time on UK Nuclear Policy – 15th March
The next Science Question Time will be held on Thursday 15th March at the Institute of Physics, focusing on nuclear policy and politics. For further details, click here..