Theresa May vows to make Britain 'go-to' destination for scientists with £2bn R&D boost

Speaking at CBI conference Prime Minister unveils investment for science and research that is set to benefit range of clean tech firms

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Theresa May vows to make Britain 'go-to' destination for scientists with £2bn R&D boost

Prime Minister Theresa May today revealed plans to place the UK at the cutting edge of science and technology research by boosting government R&D funding by an extra £2bn a year by the end of this Parliament....

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