The four UK national academies have jointly submitted a letter to John O’Reilly, Director General for Knowledge and Innovation at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) setting out their comments on the key priorities and challenges for the science and research budget in forthcoming spending decisions for the 2015 to 2016 financial year. This supplements the recent  joint statement (412.72 KB)  made by the Academies on the importance of research to the UK economy.

The academies' joint letter (472.77 KB)