Research and development in the UK carried out or funded by business enterprises, higher education, government (including research councils) and private non-profit organisations.
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Expenditure on research and development (R&D) performed by UK businesses grew by £822 million to £25.9 billion in 2019; this was an increase of 3.3% and was the lowest rate of growth since 2012.
Pharmaceuticals was the product group that had the largest growth in expenditure on R&D in 2019; this was an increase of £306 million (6.9%) to £4.8 billion.
The South East had the largest growth in the value of regional expenditure, increasing by £286 million (5.7%) to £5.3 billion in 2019.
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