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Leaked: Labour Party’s ideas on R&D for next election

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Party is considering raising research spending target to “at least 3 per cent” of GDP

A plan to invest at least 3 per cent of GDP on R&D and a pledge to unblock UK participation in the Horizon Europe R&D programme are among the ideas being considered by the Labour Party for its 2024 election manifesto.

According to a leaked draft policy document seen by the grassroots website LabourList, the party is contemplating a number of R&D-related policies in the run up to the general election, which build on its previous commitments from the past few years.

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