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Research: Infrastructure

Question for Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

UIN 185007, tabled on 15 May 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what funding her Department is providing to (a) improve research infrastructure and (b) support scientific breakthroughs.

Answered on

23 May 2023

The Government has committed to increasing public expenditure on R&D to £20 billion per annum by 2024/2025. The total allocation for UK Research and Innovation over the period 2022-2025 is £25.1 billion. This includes £3 billion of investment in infrastructure projects, including £481 million for the new UKRI Infrastructure Fund. This will finance cutting-edge research infrastructure, delivering a step-change in the capabilities available to the next generation of researchers and innovators whilst supporting scientific breakthroughs.