How does science inform the UK government?
The British Ecological Society (BES) is committed to making the best ecological evidence accessible to decision-makers. Policymaking processes are rarely straightforward, however, and understanding how best to share their expertise with decision-makers can be challenging for scientists. Policy Guides will provide an information resource for BES members, focusing on the policymaking process in the UK and the various avenues through which scientific evidence can be used to inform policy. This third Policy Guide provides an introduction to the structure of the UK Government, focusing on the various bodies within and across departments that use and provide scientific evidence. It also offers advice on how researchers can engage government with their expertise.