And if and when it does, role lacks Cabinet position, complain Lords. / The UK's position in science and innovation is under threat from a lack of government focus and financial investment according to a House of Lords committee.
Experts warn UK is becoming less attractive for international research talent post-Brexit 06/09/2022
The UK government’s plan to increase R&D spending requires a skilled workforce which its universities and research institutes will struggle to assemble, expert witnesses told the House of Lords’ science and technology committee today. / The subtext is that the UK’s reputation as an international science and technology hub has been damaged by the government’s post-Brexit stance on immigration.
One of the most contentious parts of the torturous post-Brexit trade negotiations between the UK and Europe was the dispute-resolution process. Now it’s being tested.
Four international scientists explain how a grant debacle stemming from Brexit has affected their research and career plans. / UK science suffered a significant setback in June, when the European Research Council (ERC) confirmed that 143 UK-based researchers would forfeit their prestigious ERC grants unless they relocated to a country in the European Union.
In rejecting EU funding programmes, Britain has jeopardised research and made itself far less attractive to overseas scientists.
The UK government has begun what may be its final effort to resolve a dispute over the UK's membership of the EU's €100bn Horizon research programme.
Spiralling inflation, crops left in the field and travel chaos: 10 reasons Brexit has been disastrous for Britain 03/02/2022
As small businesses crumble, shelves get emptier and the care-worker shortage intensifies, life outside the EU is having a dire effect on many of us. Why aren’t politicians talking about it?
The Brexit predictions that came true, those that didn’t—and what we didn’t see coming - BMJ 03/08/2022
Six years after the referendum we can disentangle the evidence and judge the effects on health and care, says Richard Vize.
To do their jobs properly, scientists need stability. They need secure sources of funding. They need to be able to collaborate with other researchers across the globe, without unnecessary barriers. / But there’s a huge question mark hanging over the UK’s involvement in major scientific programmes like Horizon Europe.
Hermann Houser says Britain has no chance of being technologically independent after leaving the EU.
The warning comes after a Glasgow-based, world-leading cancer expert said he was considering moving a major research project abroad because of a Brexit-linked impasse over EU funding.
Universities UK (UUK), a group of 140 universities which previously described the loss of Horizon membership as “political self-harm”.
One of Scotland’s top cancer experts is considering moving a major research project abroad amid political turmoil and warnings that a Brexit-linked impasse over EU funding will starve universities of talent.
After six years of fraught negotiations, it looks increasingly likely that UK researchers will lose access to European Union research funding because of Brexit.
The Vice-Chancellor says failure to secure associate membership of Horizon Europe could do long term damage to UK universities.
Boris Johnson’s days as prime minister may be finally numbered but the damage his government has done will live on, not least in the scientific community where over 100 prestigious EU grants have been withdrawn as the row over the Northern Ireland Protocol poisons relations.
More than 100 grants previously approved for applicants in Britain have been scrapped amid a continuing dispute over the UK’s refusal to fully implement trade arrangements made when the country left the European Union.
Nineteen researchers to move to EU institutions while 115 forfeit grants as they stay in Britain.
Boris Johnson ‘shredding trust’ with three breaches of international law, former top diplomat warns 28/06/2022
Boris Johnson ‘shredding trust’ with three breaches of international law, former top diplomat warns.
The technology field will be hurt by the Data Bill and the breakdown of Horizon.
The economic fallout from leaving the EU is becoming all too apparent.
At least 16 recipients of prestigious ERC grants making plans to reject UK offer and move their labs abroad.
I’M not sure what I shudder harder at: how many times in this column over the years of the Brexit process and since that I have had to mention Boris Johnson – or how many times I will have to mention him in the future.
The European Union (EU) has confirmed it is holding back the UK’s access to the £81bn ‘Horizon Europe’ programme as a response to Boris Johnson’s plans to tear up the Northern Ireland protocol.
Nicholas Walton gives up leadership of €2.8m pan-European research after dispute over Northern Ireland protocol.