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UK Research and Innovation: Per Capita Costs

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 202141, tabled on 13 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the funding per head of population was by (a) UK Research and Innovation and (b) its predecessor bodies in (i) each region of England and (ii) the nations of the UK in each of the last five financial years.

Answered on

18 December 2018

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) was created on 1 April 2018 and so did not exist as a legal entity in previous financial years. Figures have been provided for its predecessor bodies for the most recent financial years available. The table shows expenditure by the nine councils that now make up UKRI, per head of population in each region and nation of the UK. The expenditure figures include research council and Innovate UK grants, and HEFCE/Research England’s Research Capital Investment Fund, Quality-related research (QR) funding and Higher Education Innovation Funding.

£ per person

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

East of England

108

109

110

112

112

London

156

166

174

152

140

Midlands

48

53

62

56

56

North East

98

80

75

64

62

North West

53

58

59

60

55

South East

119

118

139

127

127

South West

63

65

85

68

68

Yorkshire and the Humber

62

64

67

79

68

England

89

92

100

93

90

Northern Ireland

12

15

17

18

16

Scotland

67

63

74

65

62

Wales

21

27

25

25

22

Original answer

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) was created on 1 April 2018 and so did not exist as a legal entity in previous financial years. Figures have been provided for its predecessor bodies for the most recent financial years available. The table shows expenditure by the nine councils that now make up UKRI, per head of population in each region and nation of the UK. The expenditure figures include research council and Innovate UK grants, and HEFCE/Research England’s Research Capital Investment Fund, Quality-related research (QR) funding and Higher Education Innovation Funding.

£ per person

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

East of England

108

109

110

112

112

London

127

136

144

126

116

Midlands

59

64

75

67

68

North East

98

80

75

64

62

North West

53

58

59

60

55

South East

57

54

63

53

51

South West

63

65

85

68

68

Yorkshire and the Humber

62

64

67

79

68

England

79

81

88

81

77

Northern Ireland

12

15

17

18

16

Scotland

67

63

74

65

62

Wales

21

27

25

25

22

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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