We are determinedly independent and strictly non-party political in our approach. Our non-party approach is reflected in our cross-party Advisory Board.

Reform publishes the details of its corporate donations. Companies support Reform in two ways: by supporting our general work through our Corporate Partnership Programme, and by sponsoring either individual events or research projects.

In 2017, 47 different organisations supported Reform and are listed below. 

Our corporate partners are listed in the ‘Support Reform’ section of our website under ‘Current partners’. The sponsor of each event can be found in our Events section.


Reform is a company limited by guarantee (number 5064109) and a charity (formally the Reform Research Trust, charity number 1103739). We are regulated by company law and by the Charity Commission. Our key charitable purpose is to encourage new thinking on public policy in relation to public services in the UK, with full political impartiality.

Our Trustees oversee the running of Reform. They have outstanding experience in management.


Is Reform on the statutory register of lobbyists?
No. Reform is not a lobbyist. We are a public policy research organisation. We do seek to influence government policy and political thinking across all parties through the in-depth independent research we undertake and use this as the basis for developing the public policy debate. We do not promote the interests of specific businesses or organisations to influence politicians in the legislative process, to create certain pieces of legislation or to alter regulation.

Why do you not publish the names of individual supporters?
We are concerned that our independent research programme may generate policy recommendations which some would use to create controversy around individual supporters, unfairly.

For any further questions please contact Andrew Haldenby, Reform’s Director.

Company Name Support Value
Accenture £54,567
Adobe £19,000
Affidea £10,000
Airwave £24,000
Ascension £9,000
Association of British Insurers (ABI) £9,000
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) £22,575
Assura £25,000
Aviva £9,000
Babcock International Group £5,000
BAI Communications £10,000
Baker McKenzie £39,000
Baxter £19,000
Beckton Dickinson (BD) £9,000
British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) £9,000
BT Group £4,500
CIFAS £9,000
Circle Health £10,000
City of London Corporation
Deloitte £35,000
DXC Technology £9,000
G4S £19,763
Greenbrook PR £1,000
Hewlett Packard Enterprise £54,000
Home Group £22,173
HSBC £12,000
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) £12,000
Joseph Rowntree Foundation £10,000
KBR £11,275
KPMG £23,000
Liberata £10,000
Manchester Metropolitan University £12,600
McKinsey & Company £9,000
NOCN £10,100
Optum £9,000
PA Consulting £9,000
Palo Alto £9,000
Pfizer £18,000
Prudential £12,517
Sanofi £9,000
Serco £9,000
Simplyhealth £12,607
Sodexo £9,000
Sopra Steria £9,000
The London Stock Exchange Group £9,000
Unilink £4,500