General Election Hub

Stay up to date with the latest election developments. Here, you can find briefings from BIA on a range of issues involving the innovative life sciences and biotech sector. 

UK General Election

Commenting on the General Election Steve Bates OBE, CEO of the BIA, said:

“The incoming Labour government has been elected with a clear mandate to prioritise economic growth and its manifesto identified the life sciences sector as a great British industry primed to deliver it. We are looking forward to working with the new team on this mission. The Labour Party’s life sciences sector plan published in February shows the ground work already laid on which a new life sciences strategy can be built. Addressing the chronic underinvestment by the UK pension industry in start-ups and scale-ups, and fine-tuning the tax system to support innovation-led growth, will be the first orders of business.

“The general election has also delivered a fantastic cohort of scientifically engaged MPs, with biomedical researchers and biotech leaders taking their place on the green benches in the Palace of Westminster. Their knowledge and understanding of innovation will be critical as the UK finds its way in a new global era where science and innovation will determine country’s economic and social progress.”


Life sciences in the public eye: what can we learn from the manifestoes?  

The snap election has sent political parties’ machinery into overdrive to distil their policy development down into concrete manifestoes that pitch their offer to the electorate. With fewer than twenty days to go and the manifestoes of the main parties now published, the BIA policy team pick apart what each party is pledging for the life science sector.  


The long and winding road: Labour’s plans for UK life sciences

A draft of the Labour Party’s policy framework was leaked in May, fuelling speculation about their plans for the UK’s life science sector. Herbie Lambden, Policy and Public Affairs Executive at the BIA, considers whether it’s too early to anticipate Labour’s offer to industry at the next General Election.

Labour’s strategy for life sciences - BIA briefing

The Labour Party has published its flagship policy document for the life sciences sector. This briefing contextualises the strategy, providing background and analysis for BIA members.

 


BIA webinar recording: The General Election

The UK general election has been called for Thursday 4 July.  As parliament shuts down and the government goes quiet, each party will set out its economic vision for the country. The week before polling day, this webinar takes a look at what we’ve learned from the campaign and considers what various election outcomes could mean for the sector and its stakeholders.  Watch the webinar to get the latest and to ask questions of the BIA team, and watch out for the post-election readout the week after for an analysis of the results and implications.


A prescription for growth: Labour’s plan for the life sciences sector


Manifestos can be found via the links below. 

CEO blogs on the UK General Election 

Newscast updates on the UK General Election 


 

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BIA webinar recording: The General Election

The UK general election has been called for Thursday 4 July. As parliament shuts down and the government goes quiet, each party will set out its economic vision for the country.