Unlocking the power of mathematics to benefit society

The Council for the Mathematical Sciences (CMS) and the Academy for the Mathematical Sciences (AcadMathSci) are delighted to publish this landmark document which outlines our collective vision and priorities for the sustained growth and impact of mathematical sciences in the UK.

Mathematics plays a pivotal role in advancing knowledge, fostering innovation, and addressing the challenges of our rapidly evolving world and this Maths Manifesto is designed to highlight the value of mathematics to the UK and to present some key asks to politicians.* By embracing the principles outlined, we aim to foster a dynamic and inclusive ecosystem that propels the mathematical sciences to new heights of excellence, impact, and relevance.

Together, we will shape a future where mathematics is a powerful force behind progress, policy, and innovation in our society.

We call upon political parties, and all those with an interest, to play their part in creating this future.

Read the manifesto in full, including our vision, priorities, goals, and calls for action here .

* A note on devolution

This document was produced ahead of the forthcoming UK General Election. Some policy areas raised here are the responsibility of the Westminster government across the whole of the UK. Some other areas, particularly in education, are devolved. Where we make recommendations on devolved issues, this manifesto therefore refers specifically to England only. We intend to make similar policy proposals ahead of future elections for the Scottish Parliament, Senedd Cymru, and the Northern Ireland Assembly.