20 April 2023 | Muriel Cozier

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In today's Daily Digest, the UK government's Expert Exchange secondment scheme, an update on the resolution on Sustainable Carbon Cycles, the health concerns of bisephonal-A in food and more.


The UK government’s Department for Science Innovation and Technology has taken on its first cohort of engineering and tech secondees for its Expert Exchange secondment scheme, which is part of the Department’s plan leverage talent in the UK’s technology and science sector and drive jobs and growth in the UK.

The Royal Society has issued a response to the announcement of the Department for Science Innovation and Technology Expert Exchange secondment. Sir Adrian Smith said that he welcomed the initiative.


MPs in the UK’s Parliament are to debate a petition on the impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union. The petition signed by more that 137 000 people states: ‘The benefits that were promised if the UK exited the European Union have not been delivered so we call upon the government to hold a public enquiry to assess the impact that Brexit has had on this country and its citizens.’ The debate will take place on the 24th April.

MEP’s have called for clarity and unity in policy on China. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said ‘There is clearly a need for Europe to work on de-risking some important and sensitive parts of our relationship.’

The European Commission has welcomed the agreement reached between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the European Chips Act, which will strengthen manufacturing in the EU. The Act’s aim is to double the blocs market share to 20% by 2030.


The Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of a resolution on Sustainable Carbon Cycles. Amongst other things the Resolution states that technologies such as direct air capture that are combined with permanent storage and are scientifically proven and are environmentally safe can contribute to achieving EU climate neutrality.

Health & Wellbeing

The European Food Safety Agency has concluded that bisphenol-A in food is a health concern to consumers across all age groups. The first full risk assessment of the substance was done in 2006. The re-evaluation is based on ‘a vast quantity of scientific publications including over 800 new studies published since January 2013.’

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