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Put science advice at the heart of Whitehall reform, says Prospect

Scientific advice should be at the heart of civil service reform, says a briefing document from the trade union Prospect.

The leaflet, ‘What’s the next crisis?’, calls for a “more sophisticated, objective approach to future funding decisions”. It says that Whitehall’s handling of scientific advice makes it convenient for scientists to be treated as “either infallible oracles or scapegoats”.

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