Consultation response: Commons Science and Technology Committee into preparation for no-deal Brexit

25 January 2019

The Royal Society submitted evidence to the Commons Science and Technology Committee to highlight the dangers of no-deal Brexit for research and innovation, in addition to Professor Peter Bruce FRS, the Society's Vice-President and Physical Secretary, giving oral evidence on 30 January 2019, 

The submission highlights two immediate actions that the government can take now to reduce the impact of a no-deal Brexit on science:

  • Confirm that additional money will be made available to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the event of no-deal Brexit, alongside the existing guarantees, to cover the costs of establishing alternative funding for UK researchers no longer able to access European Research Council, Marie-Sklodowska Curie Actions and the SME Instrument Programmes
  • Take all opportunities to promote the UK’s commitment that it will always welcome global research and innovation talent

Find out more about the Royal Society's work on Brexit and UK science.