The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) will continue to fund operations of e-MERLIN/VLBI through to 2022.
e-MERLIN is an array of seven radio telescopes, spanning 217km, connected by an optical fibre network to Jodrell Bank Observatory. The e-MERLIN National Facility is operated by the University of Manchester at Jodrell Bank Observatory on behalf of STFC. The decision by STFC is great news for Jodrell Bank, and the international science community that it serves.
e-Merlin is one of the RadioNet infrastructures offering access to the facilities.
More information here.