The objectives of the Council for the Mathematical Sciences are:
- To provide an expert advisory group on matters affecting the mathematical sciences in higher education and research in the UK.
- To engage (proactively and responsively) with government and other decision-makers and to respond coherently and effectively to proposals in which the mathematical sciences in higher education and research in the UK have a role, or may be affected.
- To engage with funding agencies for higher education and research on maintaining and improving a strong mathematics base in the UK.
- To bring together the mathematical sciences community and facilitate communication between the community and other stakeholders to explore common issues and potential solutions.