Author Archives: Andrew Steele

05 / Jun / 2015 0

Welcome letter to Jo Johnson

Science is Vital has sent an open letter to the new Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson. In it, we outline some of our continuing concerns about the state of UK science funding, and give a few examples of … Continue reading

Categories: BIS
13 / Mar / 2015 0

UK investment in science drops below 0.5% of GDP

(Press release, 12 March 2015) UK investment in science has dropped below 0.5% of GDP, new analysis reveals A new analysis by campaign group Science is Vital has found that UK investment in publicly funded research dropped to less than … Continue reading

Categories: Press
27 / Jun / 2013 0

Spending Review 2013: Science is Vital responds

Today’s announcement of a continued cash value freeze of the core science research budget is disappointing. It means that, from 2011 to 2016, the budget will have seen a real-terms drop of around 10% in an internationally competitive sector. As … Continue reading

Categories: News
21 / Jun / 2013 1

Delivering the Legacy of cash freeze 2010 report to David Willetts at BIS

On Wednesday this week (19th June), Science is Vital presented our report on the legacy of the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review to David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, in his office in Westminster. The report, which summarised … Continue reading

Categories: Campaign, Evidence, Survey