Go back

Futures research

Nancy Rothwell predicts challenges for the year ahead and makes a few wishes

Over recent weeks, it may have felt like there is little to celebrate in the UK, given the strikes, travel disruption, inflation—and if unlucky, like me, burst water pipes! But for those of us in research and innovation, the picture is definitely rosier.

The autumn statement delivered by chancellor Jeremy Hunt in November reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the large uplift in spending on research and innovation announced by prime minister Rishi Sunak when he was chancellor. Given the current fiscal climate, there had been concern that this would be reversed or delayed, and although it will be eroded by high inflation, it was very welcome. Also welcome was the chancellor’s clear recognition of the value of R&D.

This article is only available to Research Professional News subscribers. If you are a subscriber you can read the article in full on researchprofessional.com

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.