Press release

Wellcome responds to Prime Minister's commitment to research

In a speech to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Theresa May is to pledge an extra £2bn a year in funding for scientific research and development by 2020.

Commenting on the committment, Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome said: “I am strongly encouraged by the Prime Minister’s commitment. We know that the right support for the UK’s world-leading research and innovation, including fundamental science as well as its applications, will underpin economic growth and better health. As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, it will also be critical to remain attractive to the international talent that science and innovation require.”