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Consultation response: Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into an immigration system that works for science and innovation

07 June 2018

The Society has submitted evidence to the Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into an immigration system that works for science and innovation.

Our response highlights that science is a fundamentally collaborative and global enterprise and therefore the UK should seek arrangements that:

  • enable scientists based in the UK to continue to be part of the shared European research endeavour and have the best possible access to international funds and the collaborations they support;
  • create the lowest possible barriers to practising scientists seeking to move across borders;
  • provide clarity and certainty, including through regulation and governance, consistently signalling that the UK remains a great place to practice great science.

The submission also makes some recommendations for an immigration system that works for research and innovation.