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Conservative Home, 17 February 2021

Following the launch of 'What's next for the NHS: Building the resilience of the health and care system', report co-author and Reform Researcher, Sebastian Rees, wrote for Conservative Home on addressing the long-standing issues facing the NHS.


Event Coverage: A smarter BBC

Coinciding with the launch of the BBC’s Audience Value report, Tim Davie, BBC Director-General, joined Rt Hon Baroness Nicky Morgan for a discussion on the value the BBC provides to audiences and the action it is taking to become a smarter saver, seller and spender.

The event was covered by The Telegraph, The Daily Mail and The Daily Express


Computer Weekly, 19 January 2021

To coincide with the launch of a new Reform report, 'Digital public services: what's next?', Matthew Fetzer wrote an opinion piece for Computer Weekly.

Read it here (£).


Newsnight, 18 January 2021

Reform Director, Charlotte Pickles, spoke to BBC Newsnight about the implications of not maintaining the Universal Credit uplift.

Watch it here.

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Newsnight, 15 January 2021

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

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City AM, 8 December 2020

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, 3 December 2020

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.

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Any Questions, 20 November 2020

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, 11 November 2020

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


Report coverage: A force for change

Published on Thursday 29 October, this Reform Perspectives was covered exclusively by The Times and Today Programme.

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Conservative Home, 18 October 2020

To coincide with the launch our Reform's report, 'Resilient public services in an age of cyber threats', Director of Research, Eleonora Harwich, wrote for Conservative Home on what needs to be done to bolster our cyber security.

Read here.