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U.K. Government, Wellcome Trust Give $1.75 Billion Boost to R&D

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Science  17 Jul 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5375, pp. 314-315
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5375.314

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After more than a decade of budget squeezing by the previous Conservative government, the new Labour administration announced on Monday a $1.75 billion boost for science over the next 3 years. And, in an unprecedented partnership, more than one-third of the new money is being provided by the Wellcome Trust, the world's largest biomedical research charity. The announcement is one of the highlights of a detailed review of all government spending, carried out by the new government in its first 14 months in office, that will form the basis of multiyear budget forecasts.