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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.


Date Statement Organisation
November 2020 IOP Statement on the Spending Review 2020 (Download PDF,  293KB) The Institute of Physics
October 2020 IOP response to consultation on the scope of qualifying expenditures for R&D tax credits (Download PDF, 154KB) HM Treasury
September 2020 IOP representation to the Comprehensive Spending Review (Download PDF, 352KB) HM Treasury
August 2020 IOP response to SQA consultation on assessment arrangements 2020-21 (Download PDF, 565KB) Scottish Qualifications Authority
August 2020 IOP submission to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's consultation on the Government's R&D Roadmap (Download PDF, 229KB) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
July 2020 IOP response to Science and Technology Committee inquiry on a new UK research funding agency (Download, 409KB) House of Commons Science and Technology Committee
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 Education Committee Chair on impact of Covid-19 on teacher training and Newly Qualified Teachers (Download PDF, 564KB) 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 Letter to Chief Regulator of Ofqual on centre assessment grade proposals (Download PDF, 99KB) Ofqual
April 2020 Letter to Chief Executive of SQA on centre assessment grade proposals (Download PDF, 137KB) Scottish Qualifications Authority
April 2020 Letter to Chief Executive of CCEA on centre assessment grade proposals (Download PDF, 136KB) Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment
April 2020 Letter to Education Minister on centre assessment grade proposals (Download PDF, 140KB) Department of Education (Northern Ireland)
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
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