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17 November 2016

The UK has decided to leave the EU. The decisions made now - during the post-referendum negotiations and beyond - will determine the future trajectory of the UK and the people that live here.

The UK is facing unprecedented change. This change brings risks, but also presents an opportunity to shape our future, to be ambitious and to build on our strengths to make Britain a country that works for every one of us.

This statement from the UK’s National Academies – the Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, Academy of Medical Sciences and British Academy – outlines action needed to send a bold, positive message that the UK is one of the best places in the world to research and innovate, and capture the benefits stemming from this to improve the lives of people in the UK.