Browsing All posts tagged under »Treasury«

Tough climate for charities as we approach the spending round conclusion

June 20, 2013 by


Our latest research expenditure data show that our members spend c £1.2 billion on UK research in 2012 and demonstrates the importance of continued government partnership.

It’s all about the ecosystem

June 5, 2013 by


I joined big names in science today to emphasise how important it is for the government to invest in science to maintain the UK’s vibrant ecosystem.

How will changes to VAT exemptions affect charities?

January 24, 2013 by


The government is planning to end VAT exemptions for some types of research. They are consulting on the impacts for research funders.

How does medical research benefit the UK economy and society?

May 1, 2012 by


MRC are planning to model the impact of medical research on the economy and society.

What did today’s budget say about medical research?

March 21, 2012 by


It’s budget day today. A few interesting bits from a medical research perspective including £100  million available for  co-investment with the private sector  to support new university research facilities, some targeted support for the commercialisation of research and an update on progress with the plan for growth which was announced at the 2011 budget and included […]

Super day of life sciences

December 5, 2011 by


Exciting day for medical research today – David Cameron has just launched a new life sciences strategy in a speech this afternoon. Also published were new initiatives to support innovation in the NHS – following David Nicholson’s review of this. The announcements brought together lots of existing initiatives and made a few new announcements including […]

Interesting announcements for health research in George Osborne’s statement today

November 29, 2011 by


George Osborne made his autumn statement today. This included an extra £200 million investment in science, some new measures to support small and medium sized enterprises and an update of the plan for growth – both reporting on what the government have achieved so far and setting out some new objectives. He also confirmed that […]