Against a backdrop of political uncertainty, the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) have been consistently building the argument for the Government's commitment to an increase in research and development funding—something all parties have targets towards. James Tooze from CaSE shares some thoughts on how the new Government can signal their support for science and research.
Brexit is causing much uncertainty and insecurity for the scientific community. It can seem like little has moved on since the referendum over 18 months ago, with limited detail arising from negotiations so far. However, the scientific community has collectively worked hard to speak clearly in the midst of myriad voices in the Brexit debate, and there are concrete signs that our voice has been heard as a sector that drives productivity, economic growth and improves people's lives.