UK Research and Innovation:Written question - 68694

Q
Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Asked on: 03 July 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
UK Research and Innovation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the research and development funding that does not go through UK Research and Innovation is allocated to universities.
A
Answered by: Amanda Solloway
Answered on: 13 July 2020

Information on the scale and sources of research grant income secured by universities is available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). This data is collected on an annual basis from higher education providers and is available at https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/finances/income. Data for each of the last three years is provided in the table below:

£’000

UK Charities

UK central government bodies/local authorities, health and hospital authorities

UK central government tax credits for research and development expenditure

Academies*

HE Funding bodies Research Grant

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

2016-17

1,187,550

1,006,732

24,748

88,251

399,706

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2017-18

1,231,617

1,088,512

15,283

98,986

390,215

3,513,571

2018-19

1,261,308

1,116,781

780

113,683

420,975

3,875,371

*The Royal Society, British Academy and The Royal Society of Edinburgh

In 2018-19, UKRI accounted for ca 70% of public funding for research from UK sources.

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