Quality scientific infrastructure at all levels is essential for maintaining the standard of scientific endeavour within the UK.
There is much to celebrate in the current provision of equipment and facility within the UK, but reductions in capital spending that have resulted since the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review have led to a danger that scientific capacity, and in turn the UK's capability to attract and retain excellent researchers, is being adversely affected.
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