Research Councils UK has today published management data on how spend has been allocated across the nations of the United Kingdom from 2005-06 to 2012-13. These data have informed the Scottish analysis programme paper on research also published today and does not relate to the research councils’ financial reports already audited and laid before Parliament. Data before 2010-11 have been re-stated from previously published figures for consistency and are based on a harmonisation of management accounting practice across the seven UK Research Councils. As a result newly-published historic data may not be identical to that used in previous statements and parliamentary questions.
A copy of the spend data and explanatory notes will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses and will be available at: www.rcuk.ac.uk/ukfunding