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The UK government’s plan to increase R&D spending requires a skilled workforce which its universities and research institutes will struggle to assemble, expert witnesses told the House of Lords’ science and technology committee today. / The subtext is that the UK’s reputation as an international science and technology hub has been damaged by the government’s post-Brexit stance on immigration.
One of the UK’s most promising science-based start-ups has threatened to leave the country over what its boss called political “paralysis” and a lack of clarity in national industrial strategy.
One of the most contentious parts of the torturous post-Brexit trade negotiations between the UK and Europe was the dispute-resolution process. Now it’s being tested.
Four international scientists explain how a grant debacle stemming from Brexit has affected their research and career plans. / UK science suffered a significant setback in June, when the European Research Council (ERC) confirmed that 143 UK-based researchers would forfeit their prestigious ERC grants unless they relocated to a country in the European Union.
In rejecting EU funding programmes, Britain has jeopardised research and made itself far less attractive to overseas scientists.
Was the United Kingdom’s move to exit the European Union (EU) via BREXIT a bad move for biomedical research? According to a prominent academic investigator from the Imperial College of London, the move cost 2.5 million Euros ($2.52m USD) in research grants.
The UK government has begun what may be its final effort to resolve a dispute over the UK's membership of the EU's €100bn Horizon research programme.
As small businesses crumble, shelves get emptier and the care-worker shortage intensifies, life outside the EU is having a dire effect on many of us. Why aren’t politicians talking about it?
Six years after the referendum we can disentangle the evidence and judge the effects on health and care, says Richard Vize.
To do their jobs properly, scientists need stability. They need secure sources of funding. They need to be able to collaborate with other researchers across the globe, without unnecessary barriers. / But there’s a huge question mark hanging over the UK’s involvement in major scientific programmes like Horizon Europe.
The warning comes after a Glasgow-based, world-leading cancer expert said he was considering moving a major research project abroad because of a Brexit-linked impasse over EU funding.
Universities UK (UUK), a group of 140 universities which previously described the loss of Horizon membership as “political self-harm”.
One of Scotland’s top cancer experts is considering moving a major research project abroad amid political turmoil and warnings that a Brexit-linked impasse over EU funding will starve universities of talent.
Fears extra expense and paperwork caused by Brexit will make Britain unattractive to global drugmakers.
Boris Johnson’s days as prime minister may be finally numbered but the damage his government has done will live on, not least in the scientific community where over 100 prestigious EU grants have been withdrawn as the row over the Northern Ireland Protocol poisons relations.
More than 100 grants previously approved for applicants in Britain have been scrapped amid a continuing dispute over the UK’s refusal to fully implement trade arrangements made when the country left the European Union.
Nineteen researchers to move to EU institutions while 115 forfeit grants as they stay in Britain.
The technology field will be hurt by the Data Bill and the breakdown of Horizon.
The Brexit effect is easy to see in UK universities. A continuing failure to agree UK association with the Horizon Europe research programme has put eligibility to conduct EU-funded research in the UK in a precarious position, undermining international collaborations and prompting some academics to relocate to the mainland.
At least 16 recipients of prestigious ERC grants making plans to reject UK offer and move their labs abroad.
The European Union (EU) has confirmed it is holding back the UK’s access to the £81bn ‘Horizon Europe’ programme as a response to Boris Johnson’s plans to tear up the Northern Ireland protocol.
Nicholas Walton gives up leadership of €2.8m pan-European research after dispute over Northern Ireland protocol.
"Rewarding Britain for its threats is simply inconceivable. Brexit means Brexit, it’s a self-inflicted wound.”
Dispute over Northern Ireland protocol puts associate membership of Horizon Europe scheme in doubt.
BREXIT is causing “damage across the board” to UK science, including missing out on more than £1 billion in funding, campaigners have warned.