Scienceogram: What would Brexit mean for UK research funding?
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itemaggregate figureper personfigure usedin £5ssourcenotes
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UK population64,596,800https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/bulletins/annualmidyearpopulationestimates/2015-06-25mid-2014 estimate
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UK net contribution to EU budget (€)€7,090,000,000https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/483344/EU_finances_2015_final_web_09122015.pdf#page=202014 figures from Table 3.B, p24. These were chosen because they include all receipts to the UK from the EU budget. The UK government figures only include those which have passed through the UK public sector, and do not include grants for R&D.
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UK net contribution to EU budget (£)€5,710,000,000£88£9018
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Implied exchange rate0.81
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…per week£109,506,849£110m
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Gross UK contributions to EU budget, post-rebate£11,331,410,437£175£18036
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Total public and private receipts of EU funding in UK£5,621,410,437£87£9018
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Total UK public-funded R&D spend£8,679,000,000£134£13026https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/governmentpublicsectorandtaxes/researchanddevelopmentexpenditure/bulletins/ukgrossdomesticexpenditureonresearchanddevelopment/2014sum of 2014 ‘government-funded R&D’ figures
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UK indicative contribution to EU research budget£800,000,000£12£12http://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/governmentpublicsectorandtaxes/researchanddevelopmentexpenditure/bulletins/ukgovernmentexpenditureonscienceengineeringandtechnology/2015-07-17#indicative-uk-contributions-to-eu-rd-expenditure2013 figure
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Research grants received from EU£967,000,000£15£153https://www.digital-science.com/blog/news/latest-digital-research-report-shows-brexit-trigger-1-billion-cut-annual-funding-uk-research-base/2015 figure
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1% of GDP£18,646,400,000£289£29058
https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/grossdomesticproductgdp
Sum of Q1–Q4 2015
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Estimated loss to UK GDP after Brexit‘several %’
http://www.ifs.org.uk/uploads/publications/comms/r116.pdf#page=23
Table 3.1, p23
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Data analysis by Scienceogram. Article and infographic:
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https://scienceogram.org/blog/2016/06/brexit-uk-eu-science-research/
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