The Institute works in a variety of areas to facilitate dialogue between its members and government/key bodies and fulfil its mission to inform on public policy that affects the IT profession and wider society. Overall direction is steered by the BCS Policy and Public Affairs Board (PPAB).
New consultations are screened and prioritised in consideration of their relevance and importance to the Institute and then made available for BCS members to contribute to the development of a definitive response through the Policy Hub web pages.
Our Expert Groups will often be called upon to lead in drafting a consultation responses and position statements, incorporating members’ views which have been submitted via the Policy Hub. They also proactively progress their own work plans in support of the Board’s objectives in the policy arena.