To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the research and development funding that does not go through UK Research and Innovation is allocated to universities.
13 July 2020
Information on the scale and sources of research grant income secured by universities is available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). This data is collected on an annual basis from higher education providers and is available at https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/finances/income. Data for each of the last three years is provided in the table below:
UK central government bodies/local authorities, health and hospital authorities
UK central government tax credits for research and development expenditure
HE Funding bodies Research Grant
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
*The Royal Society, British Academy and The Royal Society of Edinburgh
In 2018-19, UKRI accounted for ca 70% of public funding for research from UK sources.