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Professional bodies want more investment in R&D and skills

Letter co-authored by Science Council calls for ‘predictable and signalled year-on-year rises’ in research funding

Professional science bodies have called for further investment in R&D and skills at the upcoming spending review to ensure “credible progress” towards the government’s target of increasing R&D investment to 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027.

In a letter to the chancellor Rishi Sunak, organisations representing thousands of researchers and technicians call for “consistent, steady year-on-year rises in science funding, starting immediately”.

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