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Ministers urged to act to prevent Brexit harming science

The UK's four national academics are urging the government to translate its ‘supportive’ rhetoric on science and innovation into real commitments to raise spending after Brexit.

In a joint statement issued on 17 November, the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the British Academy said that Britain should develop a package of regulatory and financial incentives to attract R&D companies.

“We must send a bold, positive message that the UK is one of the best places in the world to research and innovate, and capture the benefits stemming from this to improve the lives of people in the UK,” the document says.

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