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Business Enterprise Research and Development

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Business Enterprise Research and Development 2017
Business Enterprise Research and Development 2017

Annual spending and numbers employed on research and development in the UK broken down by product sector, and civil and defence businesses.

Main points
  • Expenditure on research and development (R&D) performed by UK businesses continued to grow, expanding by £1.1 billion to £23.7 billion in 2017, an increase of 4.9%.
  • Software development was the product group that had the largest growth in expenditure on R&D performed by UK businesses, of £358 million (34.7%).
  • London had the largest growth in regional business R&D expenditure, increasing by £448 million (19.1%) to £2.8 billion in 2017.
  • UK government funding of civil R&D has overtaken that of defence for the first time, with funding of £978 million and £820 million respectively in 2017.
  • In 2017, total UK business employment in R&D grew by 7.4% to 231,000 full-time equivalents.
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Published by
Dandy Booksellers Ltd
Publication Date
7 December 2018
44 pages
A4 (210 x 297)
Approx Weight
0.2 kg
HS Code

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