NCUB submitted a representation to Autumn Statement 2023. In brief, the representation recommended commitment to a strong research base, action to improve regional, national and international competitivity and a coordinated approach to build an inclusive highly skilled adaptable workforce. The representation drew on NCUB analysis including the 2023 Taskforce report and recent work on the impact of the cessation of the ERDF in the UK. NCUB is continuing to work on building an overarching policy narrative to inform our input into the Spring Budget 2024 and the forthcoming general election.