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Reaction to announcement of General Election 2024

22 May 2024

The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the next General Election will be held on July 4th 2024.

“This election is an exciting opportunity for the R&D sector to make an impact – an opportunity to embed support for R&D among policymakers, an opportunity to drive positive change and, most importantly, an opportunity to bring everybody with a stake in UK R&D into an exciting conversation about our shared future.

“During the imminent campaign period, and in party manifestos, we want to see a commitment from parties to: long term and sustainable R&D investment, unlock skills for a more research-intensive economy, build on and leverage regional strengths in R&D, drive business investment in R&D”

Dr Alicia Greated
Executive Director, CaSE