Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The economy may be dreary, but there's good weather ahead for Surrey's science


For many people around the UK, Tuesday's (November 29) autumn statement from Chancellor George Osborne was not a cheery affair. But it heralded good news for science in Surrey, with a number of organisations set to get a slice of the extra £200 million the government is putting towards research.

In Surrey (the area I cover as a reporter for the Surrey Advertiser), £80 million of that £200 million boost will go towards a new laboratory complex in Pirbright run by the Institute for Animal Health (IAH).