Science budget at risk from cuts

Fears that the science budget will not be ring-fenced in future have been stoked by the science minister’s inability to guarantee its protection in the upcoming spending review

Sections of the science budget have been ring-fenced since 2010 (photograph: Wavebreak Media Ltd/123RF)Fears that elements of the science budget are under threat have been stoked by science minister Jo Johnson’s refusal to confirm that it would continue to be ring-fenced in future.

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