George Osborne spoke at the Royal Society today of eight key science areas that will drive the UK economy and his commitment to science funding into the future.
After concern last week that the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills was being reorganised and Adrian Smith’s role was being abolished, we heard on Friday that Adrian Smith will be Director General of the newly created Knowledge & Innovation policy group. Science and research fall under his new beat so he is going to […]
David Willetts – BIS Minister for Universities and Science – appeared in front of the Lords Science & Technology Select Committee yesterday. Given the timing, there were lots of questions about the upcoming spending review (on Wednesday 20 October), the future of the science budget and maintaining the UK’s international competitiveness in science. The conversation […]
In April the House of Lords Science & Technology Committee published a report exploring how the priorities for publicly funded research are set and making recommendations on how this decision-making can be improved in future. Key Documents The Impact of Spending Cuts on Science & Scientific Research (PDF) Lords Committee press release Government response (PDF) […]