Press

Reform's research and commentary is regularly featured in the media. You can find press coverage of Reform's work here.

We are always happy to comment on policy issues relevant to our work. If you would like a quote, an interview, or a background briefing, please email press@reform.uk.

 

Times Radio, 1 August 2023

Our Director, Charlotte Pickles, spoke to Times Radio's Adam Boulton about breaking down the barriers to Whitehall reform.


Civil Service World, 2 August 2023

Civil Service World covers the launch of Reform's report 'Breaking down the barriers: why Whitehall reform is so hard'


Times Radio, 1 August 2023

Times Radio interviews former Permanent Secretary and Reimagining Whitehall steering group member, Jonathan Slater, on why Whitehall would still look recognisable to Harold Wilson, based on Reform analysis of the barriers to reform.


Today programme, 1 August 2023

Former Permanent Secretary and Reimagining Whitehall steering group member, Philip Rycroft, is interviewed for the Today programme on the launch of Reform's new report.


Politico, 1 August 2023

Politico covers the launch of Reform's report on why Whitehall reform is so difficult, based on interviews with 27 former Cabinet ministers, Cabinet secretaries, permanent secretaries, senior civil servants and political advisers.


The Times, 1 August 2023

The Times covers Reform analysis on the barriers to Whitehall reform, with quotes from former Cabinet Secretary, Mark Sedwill, featured in the report.


Any Questions, 28 July 2023

Our Director, Charlotte Pickles, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions, alongside Julian Dunkerton, Andrew Griffith MP, and Nick Thomas-Symonds MP – you can find the link here. They discussed topics including net zero, housebuilding, and investment in local public transport.


CityAM, 20 June 2023

Researcher, Patrick King, is quoted in this article for CityAM on how clinical trials can benefit from greater cross-sector collaboration.


MJ, 20 June 2023

Director of Policy, Simon Kaye, writes for the Municipal Journal setting out five things we learned from Reform's Reimagining the Local State conference in Manchester.


The House, 15 June 2023

Senior Researcher, James Sweetland, writes for The House on why Whitehall reform is so essential, to mark the two-year anniversary of the Declaration on Government Reform.


BBC Radio 5 Live, 13 June 2023

Senior Researcher, James Sweetland, spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live's Nihal Arthanayake about the need for a balanced debate about policing's failures and successes, as well as the importance of focusing on reform - even as resource pressures dominate the headlines.


CityAM, 2 June 2023

Researcher, Patrick King, writes for CityAM on why clinical trials are key to the UK's prospects as a life sciences superpower.


The Economist, 25 May 2023

Senior Researcher, Sebastian Rees, is quoted in this article in The Economist on how to rebuild and modernise the NHS.


Civil Service World

Civil Service World, 18 May 2023

Senior Researcher, James Sweetland, writes for Civil Service World on why ministers should engage more with junior officials, to improve policymaking and build a culture of accountability.


Men's Health, 16 May 2023

Senior Researcher, Sebastian Rees, writes for Men's Health magazine on 'A prescription to save the NHS'.