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Research: EU Grants and Loans

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 49430, tabled on 19 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether UK-based research institutions will be able to access the EU's Horizon 2020 programme until 2020; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

3 November 2016

UK-based researchers can continue to apply for competitive EU research funding through the Horizon 2020 programme while we remain a member of the EU. We will work with the Commission to ensure payment when funds are awarded. The Treasury will underwrite the payment of such awards, even when specific projects continue beyond the UK’s departure from the EU. Access to apply to Horizon 2020 after we leave the EU will be a matter for the negotiations that will follow the triggering of Article 50.