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 individual events or research projects.

In 2018, 41 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 Charlotte Pickles, Reform’s Director.

Company Name Support Value
AbbVie £27, 000
Accenture £6, 000
Adobe £10,000
Airwave Solutions £885
Ascension £10,000
Association of British Insurers (ABI) £10,000
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) £10, 000
Aviva £10,000
Baker McKenzie £2, 301
Barclays £35, 000
Baxter £23, 500
Beckton Dickinson (BD) £19, 000
British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) £10,000
BT Group £72, 358
City of London Corporation £18, 000
Deloitte £37, 000
DXC Technology £81, 000
Edelman £25, 000
G4S £9, 000
Hewlett Packard Enterprise £10,000
Home Group £10, 000
InHealth £10, 000
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) £11, 000
KBR £14, 000
KPMG £10,000
Liberata £27, 000
McKinsey & Company £7, 500
Novartis £13, 000
Novo Nordisk £10, 000
Octopus Group £10,000
Optum £10,000
PA Consulting £10,000
Pfizer £10, 000
Prudential £12,500
PwC £10, 000
Sage £10, 000
Sanofi £16, 500
Serco £29, 000
Sodexo £9, 000
Sopra Steria £34, 500
Zebra Technologies £10, 860