Press coverage

Find coverage in the press of Reform's latest work below. 

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Newsnight Friday 15 January

Reform Director of Research, Eleonora Harwich, appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the NHS. 

Watch it here

Civil Service World, 16 December 2020

Following the launch of 'All hands on deck: public private partnerships during COVID-19', report co-author and Senior Reform Researcher, Aidan Shilson-Thomas, wrote for Civil Service World on procurement throughout the pandemic. 

Read it here

City AM, 8 December

In response to the government's procurement system during the COVID-19 pandemic, Aidan Shilson-Thomas has written an opinion piece for City AM.

Read it here

CoronaNomics, Thursday 3 December

Reform Director, Charlotte Pickles joined Lord Stewart Wood on the Coronanomics podcast 'What happened?' to explore the key stories of the week, including vaccine delivery, COVID trade-offs, the fall of Debenhams and Arcadia, and UK-US relations. 

Watch it here

Any Questions, Friday 20 November

Reform Director, Charlotte Pickles, appeared on BBC Radio 4's Any Questions, with Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Jess Phillips MP and Saffron Cordery, Deputy CEO, NHS Providers. 

Listen back here

Politics Live, Wednesday 11 November

Reform Director, Charlotte Pickles, appeared on BBC Politics Live on Wednesday 11 November. 

Watch it back here

Coverage of Reform's letters to the Brexit Party and Electoral Commission

On Monday 9 November, Reform published letters to the Electoral Commission and The Brexit Party, regarding The Brexit Party's application to change name to 'Reform UK'. 

The story was picked by The Daily Mail, Evening Standard, The Telegraph, The Sun, The Independent and The New European, as well as a number of regional publications.  

 

Reform responds to furlough extension announcement

Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement that furlough will be extended to March 2021, Charlotte Pickles, Director, Reform think tank, said:

“The extension of full furlough will provide welcome relief to those businesses and individuals facing a very difficult Winter.

“This will not, however, be sufficient to save jobs if the Government continues to resort to the blunt tool of lockdowns after December 2nd.

“It is essential that the next four weeks are used to fix NHS Test and Trace, which today reported its lowest ever performance statistics. Without this, a cycle of lockdown, release and repeat will drive even greater economic damage.”

Charlotte's commentary was covered by The Sun

Report coverage: Tools for transforming lives

On 30 October, Reform published 'Tools for transforming lives: using technology to reduce reoffending'. 

Report author, Aidan Shilson-Thomas, wrote for Public Technology to mark the report launch. Read it here