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Dominic Raab cuts foreign office R&D spending by £143m

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Researchers told to expect budget reductions of over 50 per cent to their projects

The foreign secretary has announced a £143 million cut in spending on research paid for by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office compared with 2019 levels. The reduction represents a drop of 36 per cent.

This is in addition to cuts at the business and health departments to Official Development Assistance allocations for R&D, which add up to more than £450m this year, bringing the total hit to research to well over half a billion pounds. 

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