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Anti-lobbying clause will undermine evidence, policy and the public interest

22nd February 2016

In a letter to the Minister for Government Efficiency and Civil Service Reform in the Cabinet Office, Professor James Wilsdon FAcSS, Chair of the Academy’s Campaign for Social Science,  and Sarah Main raise concerns over an anti-lobbying clause that threatens to put the brakes on the research impact agenda. The letter comes alongside an article,… Read more »

Sense about Science Inquiry into the non-publication of government research

25th January 2016

Sense About Science has begun an inquiry into non-publication of government research. The details can be found here (SAS website). David Walker, Head of Policy for the Academy of Social Sciences, has prepared a note on the issues raised, which has been submitted to the inquiry. The note can be downloaded AcSS response – Sense about… Read more »

Academy responds to PASC inquiry

30th October 2014

The Academy responded to the Commons Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) as it inquires into Whitehall’s ‘capacity to anticipate, analyse, assess and respond to the significant challenges facing the UK’ over the next decade. PASC has previously been critical of the lack of joined up and strategic thinking in UK central government; its inquiry follows… Read more »

Academy response to PASC Inquiry ‘Building Civil Service Skills for the Future’ March 2014

19th March 2014

The Academy and its Campaign for Social Science have submitted a response to the recent Public Administration Select Committee Inquiry, ‘Building Civil Service Skills for the Future’.

The Future of the Census

6th December 2013

The Academy has issued a statement on the future of the Census, and has responded to the ONS consultation on the issue.