Policy statements and consultation responses

The IOP aims 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 the IOP. 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 2020Letter to Secretary of State for Education on impact of Covid-19 on teacher training and Newly Qualified TeachersDepartment for Education
June 2020Letter to Chair of Commons Education Committee on impact of Covid-19 on teacher training and Newly Qualified TeachersHouse of Commons Education Select Committee
May 2020IOP response to Commons Education Committee inquiry on the impact of COVID-19 on education and children's servicesThe Institute of Physics
May 2020IOP response to UKRI Open Access Review consultationThe Institute of Physics
May 2020IOP response to Qualifications Wales consultation on arrangements for summer 2020 exam seriesThe Institute of Physics
April 2020IOP response to Ofqual consultation on exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment in 2020The Institute of Physics
April 2020Students in UK physics departmentsThe Institute of Physics
April 2020Academic staff in UK physics departmentsThe Institute of Physics
January 2020Irish General Election 2020 – Unlocking the future potential of physicsThe Institute of Physics
November 2019UK General Election 2019 – Unlocking the future potential of physicsThe Institute of Physics
November 2019IOP response to Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence: Salary threshold and points-based system (PBS) commissionThe Institute of Physics
September 2019IOP response to Department for Education consultation on Higher Technical EducationDepartment for Education
September 2019A 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 possibleThe Institute of Physics
June 2019Letter to Chair of Ofqual on inter-subject comparability and its effect on the take up of the sciencesOfqual
May 2019 Learned Societies Group on STEM experiences in Early Years and Primary Education: Response to Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills CommitteeScottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee
May 2019Submission to Sir Adrian Smith's review of future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovationSir Adrian Smith Review, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
April 2019IOP response to Ofsted consultation on the education inspection frameworkOfsted
March 2019Funding of research in UK physics departmentsThe Institute of Physics
December 2018Staff and students in UK physics departmentsThe Institute of Physics
November 2018Letter to REF 2021 physics sub-panel chair and deputy chair on sub-panel criteria and working methods 
November 2018November 2018 Supplementary evidence to the Commons Science and Technology Committee's quantum technologies inquiry House of Commons Science and Technology CommitteeHouse of Commons Science and Technology Committee
October 2018Submission to the Funding Bodies' consultation on the draft guidance and criteria for the 2021 Research Excellence FrameworkThe four UK higher education funding bodies
September 2018IOP submission to the Nuclear Safeguards ConsultationDepartment for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
May 2018IOP submission to the Department for Education's review of post-18 education and fundingDepartment for Education
April 2018IOP submission to the review of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 'Tapping all our Talents' reportRoyal Society of Edinburgh
March 2018IOP submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry on quantum technologiesHouse of Commons Science and Technology Committee
March 2018Institute of Physics submission to the Department for Education consultation on strengthening qualified teacher status and improving career progression for teachersDepartment for Education
February 2018IOP Submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry on the Brexit science and innovation summitHouse of Commons Science and Technology Committee
February 2018Institute of Physics submission to the Department for Education consultation on the implementation of T level programmesDepartment for Education
January 2018IOP submission to the Migration Advisory Committee inquiry call for evidence on the impacts of international students in the UKMigration Advisory Committee
November 2017IOP submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into the science budget and industrial strategyHouse of Commons Science and Technology Committee
October 2017Entrants to A-level physics in 2017 in England, Wales and Northern IrelandThe Institute of Physics
October 2017Entrants to the Irish Leaving certificate in Physics 2017The Institute of Physics
October 2017IOP submission to the Migration Advisory Committee inquiry into EEA-workers in the UK labour marketMigration Advisory Committee
September 2017Physics students in IrelandThe Institute of Physics
August 2017The UK Scholarly Communications Licence and Model Policy – Response by the Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing LimitedThe Institute of Physics
August 2017Submission to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment sub-committee inquiry into Brexit and energy securityHouse of Lords EU Energy and Environment sub-committee
July 2017Academic staff in UK physics departmentsThe Institute of Physics
July 2017Students and graduates in UK physics departmentsThe Institute of Physics
June 2017The UK and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom)The Institute of Physics
May 2017Learned Societies Group on STEM Education in Scotland response to the inquiry into teacher workforce planning for Scotland's schoolsScottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee

last edited: June 30, 2020

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