Consultation and Policy Responses

The Campaign and Academy of Social Sciences often respond to government and other requests for information. Contact our policy team on policy@acss.org.uk for further details.

Brexit and UK (Social) Science: Developments to date

February 20, 2017

The Academy and Campaign have published a new briefing note on Brexit.

The Higher Education and Research Bill: Part 3

December 5, 2016

The Academy and Campaign have published a new briefing on the Higher Education and Research Bill ahead of its second reading in the House of Lords.

Navigating Brexit: Supporting and Safeguarding UK Higher Education

November 16, 2016

The Academy and Campaign issue a response to the House of Commons Education Committee inquiry on the impact of exiting the European Union on higher education.

Making the best of Brexit: Supporting UK Science, Higher Education and Research for the Future

September 23, 2016

In a briefing note addressing the consequences of the “prolonged period of uncertainty” in the three months since the EU referendum vote on June 23, the Academy and Campaign make recommendations about immediate steps the government should take to support UK science and ensure the “long-term health of research is kept to the fore” during the Brexit negotiation process.

EU Referendum – Leave: What next for UK social science

June 24, 2016

The Academy and Campaign issue a briefing note on what next for UK social science following the EU Referendum vote.

BIS Committee’s Powerhouses and Engines Inquiry May 2016

May 11, 2016

The Academy and Campaign have responded to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee's Powerhouses and Engines Inquiry.

Academy of Social Sciences submission to the Commons Science and Technology Committee’s Science Communication Inquiry

May 6, 2016

The Academy and its Campaign have responded to the Science and Technology Committee’s Inquiry into Science Communication.

Cabinet Office consultation on Better use of Data in government

April 26, 2016

The Academy of Social Sciences has responded to the Cabinet Office consultation on Better use of Data in government.

Treasury Spending Review 2015

December 10, 2015

BIS consultation on postgraduate study

May 28, 2015

The Academy of Social Sciences has responded to a consultation by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on how it can improve support for postgraduate research students.

Health of the public in 2040

May 14, 2015

The Academy of Medical Sciences has asked for submissions from the Academy of Social Sciences and others as part of its ‘Health of the public in 2040’ project on the future health of the UK population. It will draw on these submissions to begin developing practical recommendations for the future.

Evidence on statistics for the economy and public finances

May 13, 2015

The Academy of Social Sciences has responded to the Public Administration Select Committee's call for evidence on the topic of statistics for the economy and public finances.

Response to Nurse review of funding councils

April 22, 2015

The Government has asked Sir Paul Nurse to lead an independent advisory group to review, with research councils, how they can evolve to support research in the most effective ways. The Academy of Social Sciences and Campaign for Social Science have responded to a request for views about this.

Sense About Science – Non-Publication of Govt Statistics

January 25, 2015

Sense about Science Inquiry into the non-publication of government research

Submission to Public Administration Select Committee consultation

October 31, 2014

The Academy of Social Sciences' submission to a Public Administration Select Committee consultation, talking about the need for the Government to integrate social science with other research

Implementation of the RCUK Open Access policy

September 13, 2014

The Academy of Social Science's submission to the Independent Review Panel's call for evidence on the implementation of RCUK Open Access policy

Capital investment in science and research

July 9, 2014

The Campaign gives its response to BIS Proposals for Longterm Capital Investment in Science & Research

Research assessment metrics

July 9, 2014

The Campaign responds to the funding councils’ consultation on research assessment metrics

Submission to ESRC Doctoral Training Network review consultation

April 8, 2014

The Academy of Social Sciences responds a consultation about the ESRC Doctoral Training Network review.

Building Civil Service Skills for the Future

March 19, 2014

The Campaign's founding organisation, the Academy of Social Sciences, says there needs to be “a coherent, systematic and transparent strategy for training and development throughout the course of a civil servant’s career” in its submission to the Public Administration Select Committee inquiry.

Academy response to consultation on Census

December 13, 2013

The Academy of Social Sciences, which sponsors the Campaign, responds to an official consultation on the future of the national Census.