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Civil Service World, 25 April 2022

Our Director, Charlotte Pickles, was quoted in Civil Service World’s write up of a panel discussion on the last ten years of public sector reform. Arguing that crisis management was the ‘new normal’, she said: “The greatest challenge facing both the country, the state and those who work in the public sector is how on earth we carve out the time and the space to do the genuine long-term thinking."

The Municipal Journal, 20 April 2022

Our report, 'A Revolution in Mindset', also received coverage in the Municipal Journal. The article focused on the paper's recommendation to allocate ring-fenced funding to local councils, for co-designing open access mental health hubs with young people.

Conservative Home, 15 April 2022

Following the launch of our report, 'A Revolution in Mindset', researcher Sebastian Rees wrote an op-ed for Conservative Home on why recovering from the pandemic will require tackling the youth mental health crisis.

Tes, 14 April 2022

The launch of Reform's policy paper 'A revolution in mindset' was covered in a write-up by Tes, which included a quote from Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), welcoming the report's recommendations. Read the write-up here.

Times Red Box, 14 April 2022

Rt Hon Baroness Nicky Morgan and Kate Green MP co-wrote a Times' Red Box article coinciding with the launch of the Reform policy paper, 'A Revolution in Mindset'. The article, which you can read here, features many of the report's recommendations.

Public Sector Focus, 5 April 2022

Sebastian Rees, Researcher at Reform, wrote an article for Public Sector Focus on why the health and care integration white paper raises more questions than it provides answers. You can read it here.

LBC, 08 March 2022

Reform Director, Charlotte Pickles, joined LBC's Cross Question with Iain Dale, appearing alongside Wera Hobhouse, Bob Seely, and Larry Lamb. You can rewatch the show here.

Newsnight, 27 January 2022

Reform Director, Charlotte Pickles, spoke to BBC Newsnight’s Nick Watt about the growing calls for the April National Insurance rise to be scrapped. She argued it’s not just fiscally irresponsible but undermines the Government’s commitment to a long-term funding solution for social care. Watch a clip back here.

Radio 4, 23 January 2021

Reform Director, Charlotte Pickles, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House to explain how rising inflation is hitting low-income families the hardest. Listen back here.

Newsnight, 27 October 2021

Reform Director Charlotte Pickles spoke to BBC Newsnight's Nicholas Watts about the Autumn Budget and Spending Review. You can watch a short clip here.

Times Radio, 26 October 2021

Reform Director, Charlotte Pickles, spoke to Times Radio's John Pienaar about the decision to end the public sector pay freeze.

GB News, 05 October 2021

Reform researcher Sebastian Rees was interviewed by GB News in response to Sajid Javid's conference speech. Watch a clip back here.


Newsnight, 22 September 2021

Reform Director, Charlotte Pickles, spoke to Newsnight Political Editor, Nicholas Watt, about the cost of living crisis and whether more State is a sensible path forward for the Government.

Watch it back here.

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GB News, 14 September 2021

Reform Researcher, Sebastian Rees, joined Darren McCaffrey on GB News to discuss the Government's Health and Social Care Levy and whether NICs rises are a fair way to fund social are.



Times Radio, 22 March 2021

Reform Senior Researcher, Aidan Shilson-Thomas, spoke to Matt Chorley at Times Radio about government crisis planning, marking the launch of Reform's latest report 'A state of preparedness'. Listen back here.