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Chancellor earmarks £2.9bn of capital for grand challenges


The capital budget for science of £1.1 billion a year will be split between a capital fund for grand challenges research and one for existing laboratories, the chancellor said in his 2014 autumn statement. He also unveiled £800 million for research projects and facilities.

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