Science and research: budget allocations

How budget allocations for science and technology could best be spent, and what are areas of concern.



This letter from the Council for Science and Technology (CST) to Professor Adrian Smith, Director General Science and Research at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, looks at the budget allocations for science and technology.

Following a request for further advice from the Director General, the council reports on:

  • the balance between quality research and research council funding
  • the allocation of funding between different research councils
  • the importance of large research facilities