Spending Review period with resource spending of £4.6 billion". Hats off to David Willetts and those campaigning for Science. Note that the science budget, unless something has changed that I don't know about, includes all research council monies, so includes research spending on arts and social sciences.
Update. Here's the FT after the spending review day
UK science spending flat at £4.6bn a year
Science escaped the big cuts that some researchers had feared from the government’s spending review unveiled on Wednesday. The government’s core “science budget” will remain flat at £4.6bn a year over the next four years, amounting to a likely reduction of around 10 per cent in real terms.
"Asked what had changed since the 1980s, when the Thatcher government slashed research spending, David Willetts, science minister, replied: “The scientific community has been able to produce empirical evidence about the economic returns from research. The Treasury buys the argument that scientific research contributes to long-term growth.”