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SCI welcomes ring-fenced science and research budget

21 Oct 2010

In response to the UK government's Comprehensive Spending Review, Society of Chemical Industry Executive Director 2010-13, Joanne Lyall said:

'In this period of substantial public sector cuts the Chancellor has recognised the fundamental role science will play in economic recovery. It is welcome news that the science and research budget will be sustained at the current level over the next four years and is to be ring-fenced. It is only right that account has also been taken of Quality Related research funding. While this still represents a cut in real terms and comes at a time when many countries are making additional investments in research, it is hoped that the UK will continue to play a competitive role in international research endeavour and exploit opportunities for support from industry.'

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