Leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and research



1 Introduction

2 Short-term responses to uncertainty

The Government’s initial reassurances

Treasury guarantees

Communication strategy

3 Securing the best outcome for science and research from the Brexit process

What matters most to science and research?


Movement of researchers

Certainty for existing EU research staff

The scope for a bespoke model


Revising VAT rules to stimulate university-business collaboration

Regulatory reform


4 The Government’s vision for science outside the European Union

The voice of science in Brexit negotiations

A Chief Scientific Adviser for DExEU

Monitoring the impact

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Issues raised in written and oral evidence

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

17 November 2016