Policy and funding

Parliamentary and Scientific Committee

psc_backgroundThe Parliamentary and Scientific Committee is a primary focus for scientific and technological issues providing a long-term liaison between Parliamentarians and scientific bodies, science-based industry and the academic world. Its main aim is to focus on those issues where science and politics meet, informing Members of both Houses of Parliament by indicating the relevance of scientific and technological developments to matters of public interest and to the development of policy.

Dept for Business Innovation and Skills

 BIS imageThe Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is the Government Department responsible for allocating the budgets for the Higher Education Funding Council, Research Councils, Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering and the British Academy.