Our policy on science funding

Funding for science is essential for a healthy nation and a healthy economy. UK Medical research leads to improvements in health and generates significant wealth and investment.

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding for our research, but our work does not take place in isolation. We need research in universities and the NHS to be world-class so that we can fund the best science and find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Government’s investment in science is crucial to ensure that UK science remains strong and to secure a bright future for medical research in the UK.

Consultations

Autumn Statement submission (September 2016)

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Response to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee inquiry into the Government’s industrial strategy (September 2016)

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Response to House of Commons inquiry into leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and research (August 2016)

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Response to House of Commons inquiry into the science budget (August 2015)

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Response to the Nurse Review of Research Councils (April 2015)

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Response to House of Common Research and Development funding for science and technology in the UK (August 2013)

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Response to House of Lords inquiry into scientific infrastructure (June 2013)

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Reports

Investment and Impact: How Government supports science in the UK (July 2015)

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Statement on European Fund for Strategic Investment and its impact on EU health research spend (April 2015)

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Impact: Investing in Medical Research for the UK’s Health and Wealth (July 2014)

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Medical Research: What's It Worth? (June 2014)

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Exploring the interdependencies of research funders in the UK (June 2014)

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Working together: The impact of medical research on the health and wealth of the nation (May 2013)

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Ideal Environment for Medical Research (December 2011)

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Exploring the Interdependency between Public and Charitable Medical Research (April 2011)

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Contact us

Get in touch with our policy team to find out more information about our policy on supporting research.

Call our policy team for more information.

020 3469 8360 

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