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Protect the UK Research & Innovation budget, and deliver 2.4% GNI target by 2027

Submitted by Cheney Payne on Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Published on Tuesday 30th March 2021

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 30th September 2021

Signatures: 107

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Protect the UK Research & Innovation budget, and deliver 2.4% GNI target by 2027

Petition Details

Funding participation in the Horizon programme by cutting UKRI budgets could create a grant funding shortfall of £1b and endanger up to 18,000 jobs in UK research.

Horizon association must be funded separately & the UKRI budget protected, even if borrowing is required to support this investment.

Additional Information

As noted by the Vice Chancellors of the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford in their letter to the Telegraph:

"If UKRI, the Government body responsible for awarding research grants, is left with a shortfall of £1 billion, the consequences for British science and innovation will be nothing short of calamitous."

UK science will play a major role in meeting the challenges of the 21st Century and must be supported if it is remain a world leader.

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