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That ‘improvement’ in R&D spending

Posted By Richard Exell On 20 Nov 12 @ 12:40 pm In Economics | Comments Disabled

You may have noticed the business enterprise research and development figures [1]for 2001, up 8 per cent [2]on 2010. Gins and slimline tonics all round!

There is another way of looking [3]at it:

The European target includes government R & D, but that has been especially hard hit by the cuts. This picture has always been worrying, but its even worse during a period of austerity. The Chancellor’s 2011 Budget promise [4]of “a more balanced economy, by encouraging exports and investment” needs some working on.




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[1] figures : http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_287868.pdf

[2] up 8 per cent : http://bdaily.co.uk/business/20-11-2012/rd-investment-rose-8-in-uk-businesses/

[3] looking : http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/targets/eu-targets/index_en.htm

[4] promise : http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/2011budget_speech.htm

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