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Snap election sparks hope of R&D reboot

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Experts say new government must grasp nettles of university finances, immigration and other pressing issues

The prime minister’s decision to go to the polls has sparked hopes of a reset in government relations with the research sector, as well as long-term stability in university funding and a revamped immigration policy.

Rishi Sunak’s surprise announcement of a snap general election on 4 July has fired the starting gun for six weeks of campaigning. While R&D is unlikely to loom large, whichever party forms the next government will inherit pressing issues facing the research and higher education sectors.

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