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Policy statements and consultation responses

We aim to respond quickly and effectively to consultations and to supply evidence-based advice and in-depth analysis of physics policy to governments and other agencies.

Below is a list of policy statements and consultation responses published by us. All policy statements and positions are agreed by the Council of the Institute of Physics.

For responses or statements from before June 2017, or if you can't find the report you're looking for, please contact policy@iop.org.


June 2020

Letter to Secretary of State for Education on impact of Covid-19 on teacher training and Newly Qualified Teachers (Download PDF, 564KB)

Department for Education

June 2020

Letter to Chair of Commons Education Committee on impact of Covid-19 on teacher training and Newly Qualified Teachers (Download PDF, 565KB)

House of Commons Education Select Committee

May 2020

IOP response to Commons Education Committee inquiry on the impact of COVID-19 on education and children's services (Download PDF, 189KB)

The Institute of Physics

May 2020

IOP response to UKRI Open Access Review consultation (Download PDF, 298KB)

The Institute of Physics

May 2020

IOP response to Qualifications Wales consultation on arrangements for summer 2020 exam series (Download PDF, 75KB)

The Institute of Physics

April 2020

IOP response to Ofqual consultation on exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment in 2020 (Download PDF, 75KB)

The Institute of Physics

April 2020

Academic staff in UK physics departments (Download PDF, 173KB)

The Institute of Physics

April 2020

Students in UK physics departments (Download PDF, 211KB)

The Institute of Physics

January 2020

Irish General Election 2020 – Unlocking the future potential of physics (Download PDF, 94KB)

The Institute of Physics

November 2019

General Election 2019 – Unlocking the future potential of physics (Download PDF, 82KB)

The Institute of Physics

November 2019

IOP response to Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence: Salary threshold and points-based system (PBS) commission (Download PDF, 393KB)

The Institute of Physics

September 2019

IOP response to Department for Education consultation on Higher Technical Education (Download PDF, 456KB)

Department for Education

September 2019

A paper setting out the key issues to affect physics in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, and the steps being taken by the British Government and European Union to mitigate negative consequences where possible (Download PDF, 416KB)

The Institute of Physics

June 2019

Letter to Chair of Ofqual on inter-subject comparability and its effect on the take up of the sciences (Download PDF, 81KB)

Ofqual

May 2019 

Learned Societies Group on STEM experiences in Early Years and Primary Education: Response to Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee (Download PDF, 688KB)

Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee

May 2019

Submission to Sir Adrian Smith's review of future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovation (Download PDF, 265KB)

Sir Adrian Smith Review, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

April 2019

IOP response to Ofsted consultation on the education inspection framework (Download PDF, 243KB)

Ofsted

March 2019

Funding of research in UK physics departments (Download PDF, 69KB)

The Institute of Physics

December 2018

Staff and students in UK physics departments (Download PDF, 74KB)

The Institute of Physics

November 2018

Letter to REF 2021 physics sub-panel chair and deputy chair on sub-panel criteria and working methods (Download PDF, 178KB)

 

November 2018

November 2018 Supplementary evidence to the Commons Science and Technology Committee's quantum technologies inquiry House of Commons Science and Technology Committee (Download PDF, 93KB)

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

October 2018

Submission to the Funding Bodies' consultation on the draft guidance and criteria for the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (Download PDF, 93KB)

The four UK higher education funding bodies

September 2018

IOP submission to the Nuclear Safeguards Consultation (Download PDF, 48KB)

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

May 2018

IOP submission to the Department for Education's review of post-18 education and funding (Download PDF, 327KB)

Department for Education

April 2018

IOP submission to the review of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 'Tapping all our Talents' report (Download PDF, 323KB)

Royal Society of Edinburgh

March 2018

IOP submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry on quantum technologies (Download PDF, 93KB)

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

March 2018

Institute of Physics submission to the Department for Education consultation on strengthening qualified teacher status and improving career progression for teachers (Download PDF, 251KB)

Department for Education

February 2018

IOP Submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry on the Brexit science and innovation summit (Download PDF, 91KB)

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

February 2018

Institute of Physics submission to the Department for Education consultation on the implementation of T level programmes (Download PDF, 297KB)

Department for Education

January 2018

IOP submission to the Migration Advisory Committee inquiry call for evidence on the impacts of international students in the UK (Download PDF, 121KB)

Migration Advisory Committee

November 2017

IOP submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into the science budget and industrial strategy (Download PDF, 172KB)

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

October 2017

Entrants to A-level physics in 2017 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Download PDF, 592KB)

The Institute of Physics

October 2017

Entrants to the Irish Leaving certificate in Physics 2017 (Download PDF, 575KB)

The Institute of Physics

October 2017

IOP submission to the Migration Advisory Committee inquiry into EEA-workers in the UK labour market (Download PDF, 219KB)

Migration Advisory Committee

September 2017

Physics students in Ireland (Download PDF, 625KB)

The Institute of Physics

August 2017

The UK Scholarly Communications Licence and Model Policy – Response by the Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited (Download PDF, 140KB)

The Institute of Physics

August 2017

Submission to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment sub-committee inquiry into Brexit and energy security (Download PDF, 212KB)

House of Lords EU Energy and Environment sub-committee

July 2017

Academic staff in UK physics departments (Download PDF, 586KB)

The Institute of Physics

July 2017

Students and graduates in UK physics departments (Download PDF, 618KB)

The Institute of Physics

June 2017

The UK and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) (Download PDF, 560KB)

The Institute of Physics

May 2017

Learned Societies Group on STEM Education in Scotland response to the inquiry into teacher workforce planning for Scotland's schools (Download PDF, 679KB)

Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee