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UK ‘spent 3% of GDP on R&D back in 2020’


Science minister George Freeman new gives estimate for past spending on research

The UK may have already spent 3 per cent of GDP on R&D in 2020, far surpassing the government’s 2.4 per cent target, according to science minister George Freeman.

The minister was responding to a written question from shadow science minister Chi Onwurah, who asked for more detail about his recent claim that the UK may have spent 2.8 per cent of GDP on R&D.

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