Annual Review2012-06-18 15:12:00 UTC
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2011 saw another uplift in Reform’s quality of events and research. For example, Permanent Secretaries of Whitehall departments led Reform seminars in 2011 for the first time. And it was clearly an exciting and memorable moment when the Prime Minister asked us to host the launch of the Open Public Services White Paper in July. Reform was one of the main voices giving evidence for change throughout 2011 and in particular during the Government’s loss of confidence on NHS reform.
That has given us our platform going into 2012, which is a crucial year if the Government is to turn its undoubted ambitions into tangible results before the end of the Parliament. At the same time we will inject some facts into the debate on the private sector (from executive pay to tax avoidance to the basic idea of the business cycle) to go alongside the emotion.
In 2012 Reform celebrates its tenth “birthday”. Much has changed in ten years but the principles of our work remain:
Genuine political independence.
Confirmed speakers for Reform in 2012 include Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Liz Kendall MP and Chris Leslie (all Labour), Norman Lamb MP and Jeremy Browne MP (Liberal Democrat) and Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP and Rt Hon Theresa May MP (all Conservative).
Unlike most think tanks, we do not seek sponsorship for individual research projects. In September 2011, George Monbiot praised Reform for transparency in regard to its corporate donations.
A combination of academic rigour and professional communications.
We achieved another record year of income in 2011 which greatly heartens me and suggests that our work is on track. I am exceptionally grateful to all of our financial supporters and we will strive to remain worthy of your support in 2012.