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UK intangible investment and growth

An update on UK intangible investment and growth for the period 1990 to 2014.

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UK intangible investment and growth

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This report presents an update on UK Intangible and growth:

  • investment in knowledge/intangibles is 9% greater than tangible investment, in 2014, at £133 billion and £121 billion

  • R&D is about 14% of total intangible investment, software 21%, design 11%, training 20% and organisational capital 16%

  • 53% of total UK investment in intangible assets was in assets protected by IPRs

  • 6% of total UK investment in intangible assets was in assets protected by patent

  • an estimated 11% of total UK investment in intangible assets protected by IPRs was in assets protected by patents

  • 11% of total UK investment in intangible assets was in assets protected by trade marks

  • an estimated 21% of total UK investment in intangible assets protected by IPRs was in assets protected by trade marks

  • 11% of total UK investment in intangible assets was in assets protected by design rights

  • 9% in assets protected by unregistered design rights and 2% in assets protected by design registration; and

  • 25% of total UK investment in intangible assets was in assets protected by copyright

Published 23 September 2016