Feedback from the BIA members has been instrumental in shaping policies that affect access to skills and talent pathways for UK bioscience industry in 2021.

It provided insight into current challenges, barriers and opportunities for the sector and helped influence policymakers on the UK points-based immigration system (PBS). This led to the launch of a survey by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to identify where the immigration and visa system could better support international researchers and the organisations in which they work. If you would like to complete the survey, please do so ahead of the deadline on 28th January 2022.

Thanks to member evidence and positive actions, the BIA was able to support several submissions on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), contributing to APPG on Equality in STEM and supplying evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee enquiry into diversity in STEM. We have also been part of the newly formed Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Fund EDI Community, led by Innovate UK, as part of a broader network of organisations sharing ideas and action plans to address EDI challenges.

If you would like to be part of this community, please get in touch with me at [email protected]

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BIA Brexit Portal

This website contains guidance on the UK's future relationship with the EU for biotech businesses and the life sciences sector. 

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BIA Guide to Immigration System

Here you will find an update about the UK points-based immigration system (PBS), routes, tiers and requirements summary.

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Migration Advisory Committee

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is an independent, non-statutory, non-time limited, non-departmental public body that advises the government on migration issues.