Politicians, government departments and international organisations play a key role in the science sector. We work to ensure key policymakers are aware of the views and concerns of our membership.
We feed into many government consultations through our collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology. This collaboration aims to provide a unified voice when advising Government and influencing policy.
If you’ve got an opinion on any of the documents below and want to make sure that it’s heard, or just have a question about a consultation, please contact our Policy team. We are keen to hear your opinion and all comments are read and appreciated. Please note that we will not include your name/affiliation in a response without your explicit permission.
The Biochemical Society wrote a letter to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in response to their consultation on EU Exit no-deal contingency legislation for the regulation of medicines and medical devices in November 2018.
The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee’s inquiry into ‘Antimicrobial Resistance‘ June 2018
The Biochemical Society fed into the Royal Society of Biology’s response to the following consultations:
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry on an ‘immigration system that works for science and innovation‘ June 2018
The Department for Education’s consultation ‘Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework: subject-level technical consultation‘ May 2018
The Department for Education’s consultation on the Review of Post 18 Education and Funding May 2018
The Department for Education’s consultation on Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Career Progression for Teachers March 2018
The Environmental Audit Committee’s Inquiry into the Government’s 25 year Environment Plan February 2018
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s Brexit, Science and Innovation Summit inquiry February 2018
The Department for Education’s consultation on the Implementation of T Level programmes February 2018
The Institute of Apprenticeships’ Occupational Maps consultation February 2018
The Education and Select Committee’s inquiry into the Quality of apprenticeships and skills training January 2018
The Migration Advisory Committee’s call for evidence on EEA-workers in the UK labour market October 2017
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy September 2017
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategies inquiry Building our Industrial Strategy April 2017
We fed into the Royal Society of Biology’s response to the Genomics and genome-editing inquiry, January 2017.
Wakeham Review of STEM degree provision and graduate employability
General Election 2017
- Dr Mark Downs, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Biology, has sent a letter on behalf of their Member Organisations and the whole bioscience community to all MPs who are planning to stand for re-election.
- Campaign for Science and Engineering has written to the leaders of all the political parties, inviting them to set out their party’s policies on science and engineering.
We have taken part in these events alongside other learned societies:
- Parliamentary Links Day (read more about it on The Biochemist Blog)
- Voice of the Future (read about the most recent event on The Biochemist Blog)