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Minister confirms £6bn budget for Horizon Europe alternative

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George Freeman says government is formulating “coherent and ambitious plan” in case UK association fails

Science minister George Freeman has confirmed plans to spend £6 billion over three years on a replacement for Horizon Europe, if the UK fails to associate to the European Union’s €95.5 billion (£80.1bn) programme.

The UK government has previously promised to invest the funding it would have spent on membership of Horizon Europe in an alternative UK scheme if the country fails to associate.

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