The Queen has opened a new parliamentary session and set forward the government’s legislative agenda for the coming year.
A number of bills were announced including measures to address tax avoidance, improve transport networks and introduce reforms to schools in England. The announcements also included the introduction of a Higher Education and Research bill, which will bring into force many or all of the plans laid out in the White Paper, which was published on Monday.
The proposed legislation will have wide reaching consequences for research and teaching of all disciplines, including chemistry. We will be working with members, government and other stakeholders to ensure that these changes meet the needs of the community and maintain the UK’s position as a world-leading scientific nation.
Our policy colleagues assess what this week’s announcements mean for the chemical sciences...