Published: 3 March 2021

In response to Government's Budget 2021, Hilary Reynolds CBE, Interim Chief Executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) said:

“Whilst relying on science and our world beating research base to bring us out of this current health crisis, Government has chosen yet again not to provide any clear support for charity-funded medical research in the budget.

“The integral role medical research charities play in UK research is under huge threat from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without support now, the amount of research charities can afford to fund will continue to plummet, placing a generation of early career researchers at risk without funding. This is putting back progress in saving and improving lives by decades.  

“We have continued to talk with the Government, bringing to life the impact of reduced charity-funded research and continue to hope that the Government has listened and will provide some practical financial support from funding allocated in the autumn Spending Review.”