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 continued to grow, expanding by £1.4 billion to £25.0 billion in 2018, an increase of 5.8%.
Aerospace was the product group that had the largest increase in expenditure on R&D in 2018, at £210 million, an increase of 14%.
The East of England had the largest growth in the value of regional expenditure, increasing by £464 million (9.9%) to £5.1 billion in 2018.
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