Over 40 per cent of impact case studies submitted to REF 2014 mentioned impact on policy. Recent analysis by the Paliamentary Office of Science and Technology shows that 45 per cent of Parliament-focused impact case studies were from social sciences.
An interesting article on the LSE Impact Blog, looks at how Parliament is currently engaging with academics, and how it might in the future. It identifies the density of universities with case studies mentioning Parliament in each region of the UK – can we do better next time North East? Read more here