CaSE has published its Annual Review for 2017-18, giving a summary of its activities and campaign achievements over the last 12 months.

It has been a year of wonderful moments for CaSE, from a sell-out Annual Lecture on the role of science in the future of the UK by the Chair of the Exiting the EU Select Committee, Hilary Benn; to securing changes to visa policy announced by the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid.

Notable successes include:

  • Successful campaign to amend visa cap on skilled workers
  • Government commitment on R&D investment to reach 2.4% of GDP by 2027
  • Policy briefings published on Brexit, immigration and diversity
  • Over 230 meetings with members, media, politicians, officials, and the sector
  • CaSE Annual Lecture by the Chair of the Exiting the EU Select Committee
  • 11 new organisational members from across business, research, and academia

In a year characterised by uncertainty, CaSE redoubled its efforts to be a strong, well-evidenced, independent voice for science and engineering. CaSE was a sustained and trusted presence in policy-making, both in public and private fora, earning it the ability to inform and shape thinking on policy issues on the national agenda as they were being developed. We are indebted to CaSE’s member organisations who have contributed their insights to our policy work so generously this year.