Survey on the Industrial Strategy, Brexit and the Higher Education Bill
Following on from last year’s referendum on our membership of the EU and the delivery of the ‘Leave’ vote, the Society has been engaged in a number of parliamentary inquiries and government consultations examining the impacts of Brexit on a number of policy areas.
The decision to leave the EU will create far-reaching political upheaval and will therefore have knock-on effects on many of the government’s scheduled bills and policy initiatives such as the recently announced Industrial Strategy and the Higher Education Bill that is currently moving through parliament. Our membership of the EU has shaped many different aspects of UK policy in the 43 years since accession. At the Geological Society, we are seeking the thoughts and views of the geological community on the following three areas of current policy:
- The Industrial Strategy
- Risks and challenges around Brexit and the Great Repeal Bill
- The Higher Education Bill*
This survey is designed to capture views and information from geoscientists about the challenges and opportunities posed by these three policy initiatives. This could be through perceived impacts, both benefits and negatives, or it could be through real examples of the impacts felt so far. The survey is divided into three parts, with a section on the industrial strategy, one on risks and challenges around Brexit, particularly the environmental legislation wrapped up in the Great Repeal Bill and thirdly on the proposed changes to Higher Education.
Please answer whichever sections are relevant to you or your work. We aim to produce a short report highlighting the key messages from the survey results. Your responses will also inform the Society’s responses to important forthcoming consultations.
*You can use this link to follow the Higher Education Bill and the proposed amendments through the House of Commons and House of Lords