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December 29, 2010

ESRC missed a trick in ignoring Big Society

by Sue Richards

Resource allocation to the Economic and Social Research Council is slightly down in cash terms, although factoring in inflation makes this a real terms cut. But in the light of budgetary allocations across government this is not a bad result and indicates the coalition government’s support for the science and knowledge base.
Three issues struck me:

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Sue Richards

Sue Richards

Sue Richards is a senior fellow at the Institute of Government. She was formerly professor of public management at the University of Birmingham and has been a senior civil servant.