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Announcement on the immigration cap expected next week

November 19, 2010 by


Lots happened yesterday on the proposed changes to immigration. A consultation reported, there was a debate in the Commons and David Cameron indicated that we can expect an announcement on the government’s plans next week. Background This is the proposed strategy to reduce net immigration to the UK by capping non-EU immigration through Tiers 1 […]

MPs talking science in Westminster Hall yesterday

November 11, 2010 by


In Westminster Hall yesterday MPs were debating science research. MPs apply for debates in Westminster Hall on topics of their choice; this debate on science research was called by Nicola Blackwood, the new MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, former seat of big science champion Dr Evan Harris and home to a lot of scientists. […]

The Home Affairs Committee’s verdict on the proposed cap on immigration

November 4, 2010 by


More on the impacts of the proposed immigration cap for science yesterday when the Commons Home Affairs Committee reported on their inquiry into the implications of a cap for the UK. Background We are waiting for the government to announce how they plan to cap non-EU immigration through tiers 1 and 2 (the routes by […]

Theresa May on the planned cap on immigration and science

November 2, 2010 by


Yesterday at Home Office questions, Jo Swinson asked Theresa May about the impact of the proposed cap on non-EU immigration to the UK on science. Theresa May signaled her awareness of the possible negative impact a cap could have on research, saying “In looking at how we introduce our immigration cap, we will be making efforts to […]

Clues on when we’ll know more about the planned immigration cap

October 22, 2010 by


I spotted in the news this morning that the interim cap has just come into force – the UK Border Agency has announced it will issue no more visas this month to highly skilled migrants coming through tier one of the points-based immigration system. The Lords were discussing Immigration in the UK yesterday afternoon and […]

New briefing on the implications of the immigration cap for science

October 18, 2010 by


We are waiting for the government to announce how they plan to cap non-EU immigration to the UK. The proposed cap has raised concerns across the research community as a lot of international researchers come from outside the EU to work in the UK. AMRC have produced a short briefing paper explaining the background, the potential impacts of the cap on […]

Vince Cable speaks on science

September 8, 2010 by


Vince Cable gave his first major speech on science today which gives us the first clue of how the cuts to the science budget are going to take shape when the comprehensive spending review process completes on 22nd October.  He focuses on the importance of investing to bring economic returns and collaborations. There’s no direct […]