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'SET Statistics' is a summary of key science, engineering and technology indicators and is prepared in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics.
It aims to:
'SET Statistics' covers science, engineering and technology outturn expenditure (including humanities R&D) and employment statistics from 1994-95 up to and including 2003-04. Estimated outturn data are included for 2004-05. In some tables, the plan figures for 2005-06 to 2006-07 are provided which, although less reliable than the outturn figures, are included to indicate SET expenditure trends up to the end of the period covered by the last spending review, SR 2005.
This publication has been delayed due to revisions made to R&D statistics. The next update should occur by the end of the calendar year.
The subject area and destination of R&D and SET expenditure at Departmental level have been published along with the main SET statistics. Indicators on business expenditure on R&D that were previously published as Theme 7 in the annual OSI commissioned report: "PSA target metrics for the UK Research Base " now appear in the "International Comparisons" section of SET Statistics, in Table 7.6 and Figure 7.9. The complete set of SET Statistics can now be downloaded as an Excel file under related documents on the right hand side of this page.
A description of departmental R&D plans can be found in the Forward Look of Government R&D under related documents.