Brexit hits UK science funding and workforce

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The first figures have emerged demonstrating that Brexit uncertainty has adversely affected UK research.

They show Britain’s annual share of EU research funding has fallen by nearly a third since 2015.

The analysis by the Royal Society suggests scientists are choosing not to work in Britain, with a 35% drop in those coming to the UK via EU schemes.

Its president, Venki Ramakrishnan, said scientists did not want to “gamble with their careers” by working in the UK.