This page is out of date as it relates to policy from the previous administration. The National Council for Science and Technology has now been reinstated as a Cabinet committee chaired by the Prime Minister.
A new National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) has been established with responsibility for driving an ambitious UK science and technology strategy.
The NSTC will double down its efforts to create a UK science and technology system that will be a sustained engine for future economic growth, prosperity and security.
The NSTC will be chaired by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster as deputy chair. It will deliver a plan to harness science and technology to support economic growth and the UK’s position on the geopolitical stage, sending a clear signal to the sector about the government’s priorities in this area.