Britain’s Business Secretary Vince Cable confirmed that the coalition government has plans to slash science funding; however, he didn’t indicate the size of the potential cuts.
In his first speech on science at Queen Mary University, London, Mr. Cable said scientific performance should not be estimated by the financial aid given by the government.
Addressing an audience of senior scientists, Mr. Cable said, “Money is important both for the quantity and quality. But it is an input, not an output, measure. The question I have to address is can we achieve more with less."