Royal Society response to statement made by George Freeman, Minister of State (Minister for Science, Research and Innovation)21 November 2022
Responding to today’s announcement from George Freeman, Minister of State (Minister for Science, Research and Innovation), Professor Linda Partridge, Vice President of the Royal Society, said: “Last week the Government committed to protecting the science budget. Today’s announcement shows the Government’s commitment to putting science at the heart of plans for increasing productivity and driving economic growth.
“The ongoing failure to associate to Horizon Europe remains damaging to UK science and the best solution remains securing rapid association. In the meantime, the funding announced today is a welcome intervention to help protect and stabilise the science sector.”