Funding crisis forces Cancer Research UK to cut spending by 10%

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 12 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d8068
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

Cancer Research UK is cutting its spending on research by 10% over the next three years because of a dip in income brought on by the economic climate.

The charity’s income fell by 3% (£13m (€15.3m; $20m)) in the financial year 2010-11, leaving the charity with a shortfall in income against its planned spend.

The charity gets most of its funds from public donations through three funding streams: direct marketing campaigns, revenue raised through its Race for Life fundraising event, and legacies. Legacies make up a third of the charity’s income, and while the number it receives has risen slightly in recent years, their …

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