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UK Plugs EU Science Gap With £484 Million Research Funding

  • EU has blocked Britain from Horizon, other science programs
  • New funding includes £126 million for nuclear fusion projects
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Photographer: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg

The UK announced £484 million ($571 million) in research funding to plug a gap left by the European Union’s refusal to grant the country access to international science programs after Brexit. 

The money will be directed at British universities and research organizations to enable them to employ and retain staff and invest in research equipment, Business Secretary Grant Shapps said on Monday in a statement. Some £126 million of the cash is for nuclear fusion projects including the Joint European Torus.