CaSE 2017-18 Annual Review
29 Aug 2018
t 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.
A General Election year presents a real opportunity for the R&D sector to make our voices heard.
Executive Director Professor Sarah Main gives her final report on CaSE’s activities and successes this year, as well as her reflections on a decade leading CaSE, at the 2023 AGM on 28th November.
This year has seen the CaSE team grow, our first in person Annual Lecture since the pandemic, and the publication of two major pieces of our work.
Executive Director Professor Sarah Main gives her report on CaSE’s activities and successes at the 2022 AGM on 15th November.