Category: budget

  • Industry welcomes boost to health research in UK budget

    Groups representing the biopharma industry have welcomed an increase in health-specific R&D to £5 billion in the UK autumn budget, despite a longer timeline for reaching the target of £22 billion in overall R&D spending. The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and BioIndustry Association (BIA) both said that the increase acknowledges the enormous […]

  • Thalidomide scandal: Sunak pledges lifetime support for survivors

    Joy and relief from campaigners as chancellor’s budget extends support that had been due to run out in 2023 Analysis: Sunak digs in for battle against financial cost of Covid Budget 2021: key points at a glance Budget 2021 live: Sunak to freeze income tax thresholds Thalidomide campaigners have reacted with relief and joy after […]

  • UK chancellor Sunak urged to boost pharma and biotech in budget

    UK chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to recognise the leading role that pharma companies are playing in the economy in this week’s budget. Sunak is due to make his closely-watched budget speech tomorrow (Wednesday) in the House of Commons, starting from about 12.30. The Conservative Party has strong ties with pharma and life sciences […]