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Government appears to abandon £300m promise for maths

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Mathematics advocates have reacted with dismay to the government’s apparent abandonment of a promise to boost maths research funding to £300 million over 5 years.

In January 2020, the government promised to deliver £300m to support mathematical sciences and take annual funding to around £60m per year, essentially doubling the money available. 

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