Scientists dodge Osborne’s axe – The Science is Vital campaign has turned UK Chancellor George Osborne who recognised at the 11th hour that the £4.6 billion science budget should be maintained over the next four years. He accepted that research will be key to long-term economic growth. More to the point though his initial suggestion of cutting funding to non-A/A* scientists wouldn't have saved much at all anyway as the A/A* science apparently accounts for 95% of funding. Nevertheless, the science base can today breathe a sci of relief (pardon the pun).
This was set to appear on the day of the announcements but seems to have got stuck in the blog queue. Apologies.