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Government rejects MPs’ request for R&D roadmap

The UK government has not accepted the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's recommendation to produce a long-term roadmap for increasing public and industry-funded R&D spending to 3 per cent.

In November 2015, the committee published its science budget report, which called on the government to provide a clear, long-term roadmap for increasing investment in R&D.

However, in its response to the report, published on 19 January, the government made no clear commitment to producing such a document. Instead, it says that it “does monitor changes in R&D levels as well as a range of other statistics bearing on the UK’s research and innovation system”, and highlights the UK’s good citation ratings at the existing level of R&D expenditure.

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