Annual Report and Accounts

Annual Report cover 2012-13Our Annual Report provides information on the ESRC's activities during the previous financial year, including an analysis of our research and training expenditure, and our research portfolio.

The Annual Report is published and laid before Parliament annually. It covers our activities from 1 April to 31 March, a review of the year from the Chair and Chief Executive, outstanding features of the year and facts and figures at a glance. It also contains the ESRC's full accounts for the year.

The Vital Statistics report provides a detailed breakdown of research funding for the previous financial year. It includes information on major research investments and research resources, partnerships and ventures, institute research and training expenditure, and spend by region.

Previous reports

Important notice

To be read in conjunction with the ESRC Accounts that form part of the Annual Report:

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ESRC accounts are prepared in accordance with the Accounts Direction, issued by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to Section 2(2) of the Science and Technology Act 1965. The accounts follow best commercial practice having due regard to the Council's status.