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UK Arpa delayed to 2021 as experts warn of budget deficit

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Funding experts from the United States say £800 million might not be enough for agency

The UK Arpa funding agency promised by the government will not be launched until next year, an official paper has revealed.

On 30 June prime minister Boris Johnson promised that “this summer we will be creating a new science funding agency” inspired by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the United States (pictured) and dubbed UK Arpa. 

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