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Labour ‘should focus on the development side of R&D’


Shadow minister and mayor say UK must do better at turning ideas into ‘world-leading companies’

A future Labour government should do more to address the “development” part of R&D—an area where the UK continues to fall short—the party’s annual conference in Liverpool has heard.

Speaking at a fringe event on what a Labour R&D agenda should look like on 25 September, South Yorkshire Labour mayor Oliver Coppard said R&D “absolutely has to be at the forefront of the next Labour government’s plan for growth and for Britain”.

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