Law of Unintended Consequences strikes again
Theresa May big speech March 2018 : "On digital, the UK will not be part of the EU's Digital Single Market, which will continue to develop after our withdrawal from the EU." (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43256183)
Heading on April 2018 European Commission announcement linked to in article : "Digital Single Market"
It looks like the UK government at some point in the recent past signed up to something that would be good for lucrative and beneficial British research, but she has now announced that we will be leaving....... And the EU hasn't noticed this yet. And presumably the UK hasn't either!