Science is crucial for the UK’s economic growth and job creation. We punch above our weight internationally; however, we are in danger of falling behind.
Government and industry invest only 1.7% of GDP on research and development, which is far behind competitors such as the USA and Germany, who invest 2.8% and 2.9% respectively.
We are campaigning to increase science spending in the UK so we can remain competitive, and it is crucial that politicians are aware of the importance of science to the economy.
If you live in the UK, you can write to your local MP expressing your support for our campaign.
Alternatively, download our campaign briefing, which you can give to your MP. Write to your MP