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Research: Expenditure

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL4615, tabled on 10 January 2023

To ask His Majesty's Government what was the total government spend in (1) 2018, and (2) 2019, on research and development.

Answered on

24 January 2023

The Office for National Statistics publishes annual data on research and development expenditure by the UK government. Their latest data up to 2020, released in April 2022, is available on the ONS website.

Worksheet 3 of that publication gives total figures of £12,765 million in 2018, £13,542 million in 2019 and £15,266 million in 2020. These figures include indicative UK contributions to EU R&D expenditure but exclude expenditure on knowledge transfer.