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.

 

ICAEW Insights, 19 April 2023

Senior Researcher, Sebastian Rees, is quoted in this piece in the ICAEW's Insights newsletter on the health challenges posed by an ageing population.


The Independent, 9 February 2023

The Independent covers comments made by former Home Secretaries, Jacqui Smith and Amber Rudd, on the Government's new Illegal Migration Bill, at Reform's event on the challenges of running the Home Office.


Reaction, 15 February 2023

Our Senior Researcher, Sebastian Rees, writes for Reaction on how better NHS management could help the A&E crisis.


The House, 2 February 2023

Director of Policy, Simon Kaye, writes for The House about the progress of levelling up, a year on from the White Paper.


BBC News

BBC News, 22 January 2023

BBC Political Editor, Chris Mason, covers remarks made at Reform's event, 'Whitehall wisdom: rewiring the government machine', by former permanent secretaries Philip Rycroft CB and Jonathan Slater.


Express, 21 January 2023

The Express covers Reform analysis on the crisis facing the NHS, which sees more than 50,000 excess deaths in the UK, compared with the five-year average, and deterioration across most indicators of performance despite record-high levels of health spending.


Civil Service World, 20 January 2023

Civil Service World covers Reform's event, 'Whitehall wisdom: rewiring the government machine', with Philip Rycroft CB and Jonathan Slater. The article references comments made by the former permanent secretaries on the need to hold civil servants more closely to account for the advice they provide to ministers, and how we could soon reach a tipping point for significant civil service reform.


Yorkshire Post, 12 January 2023

Director of Policy, Simon Kaye, writes for the Yorkshire Post on why Labour should give tax policy higher priority in their plans for devolution.


Conservative Home, 16 December 2022

Following the launch of our report 'Boosted by the vaccine: lessons from COVID-19 for the future of the life sciences', Senior Researcher James Sweetland writes for Conservative Home on how the life sciences industry can stimulate growth and benefit patients too.


MJ, 3 November 2022

Our Director, Charlotte Pickles and Ed Roddis, Director of Public Sector Research at Deloitte, write for the Municipal Journal on what the report's findings mean for local government, and how it should respond to the public's top priorities.


Civil Service World, 3 November 2022

Our Director, Charlotte Pickles, and Ed Roddis, Director of Public Sector Research at Deloitte, write for Civil Service World on why stretched public finances present government with an opportunity to consider what it is best placed to deliver. CSW also covered the report launch in an article describing the view amongst top public service officials that Whitehall should be "substantially smaller" — and that this should pave the way for a rethink of how public services can maximise their impact.


Research Professional News, 17 October 2022

Our Director of Policy, Simon Kaye, writes for Research Professional News on the importance of policymakers engaging with academic experts, and how the new Reform Scholars programme will help make this a reality. Read in full here.


MJ, 4 October 2022

Our Director of Policy, Simon Kaye, writes for the Municipal Journal on what the future of levelling could look like, if power were further devolved to places like East Birmingham and North Solihull. Read his article here.


Civil Service World, 23 September 2022

Reform researcher, Patrick King, writes for Civil Service World on why achieving transformative change in the health system means having the courage to start by asking the right questions. Read the article in full, here.


Times Radio, 22 September 2022

Senior Researcher, Sebastian Rees, spoke to Times Radio's John Pienaar about the need for an urgent rethink in our approach to health and care.