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Chris Skidmore: ‘The greatest commitment to R&D in UK history’

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The Conservatives’ spending plans are uniquely ambitious, says the science and universities minister

The acquisition and application of knowledge drive innovation and productivity growth. Science and research are vital if we want the UK to be the world’s most innovative, productive economy.

The UK already has a fantastic reputation in international research, punching far above its weight in terms of the productivity, impact and quality of its researchers and universities. We are also in the top five countries in the Global Innovation Index, and the second most entrepreneurial economy in Europe.

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