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Government extends research funding underwrite until end of Horizon 2020

The UK Government has announced that it will guarantee the funding for all successful proposals submitted to Horizon 2020 until it ends on 31 December 2020. This announcement means that funding secured by UK organisations will be guaranteed even in the event that there is no deal covering the UK's withdrawal from the EU or if the commitments made in the December 2017 Joint Statement covering an implementation period are not met. The Government's announcement can be read here and a brief commentry from the UK Research Office in Brussels can be found here.

This new guarantee extends the UK Government's decision, taken in August 2016, to guarantee funding for proposals submitted up to 29 March 2019, when the UK will leave the EU.