Press coverage

Find coverage in the press of Reform's latest work below. 

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Any Questions, Friday 20 November

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, Wednesday 11 November

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: policing after the pandemic

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

Conservative Home, 18 October

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. 

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Report coverage: Resilient public services in an age of cyber threats

On 15 October, Reform published 'Resilient public services in an age of cyber threats'. 

The report was covered on: Computer Weekly, DIGIT and UK Authority

33% jump in number waiting 52 weeks for treatment is unacceptable, says think tank  

Responding to NHS statistics on the growing backlog of care, Eleonora Harwich, Director of Research, Reform think tank, said: 

“The number of patients waiting for more than 52 weeks for treatment jumped 33 per cent between July-August. This means that an extra 28,000 individuals face future ill health or disabilities, due to delays in their treatment. This is unacceptable and requires urgent attention. 

“While some progress is being made on median waiting times, at 54% the NHS is well under its target of 92% of patients starting treatment within 18 weeks.  

“A pragmatic approach to this capacity issue is now urgently needed. Local health teams need to lead the response by reorganising resources and creating specialist centres to deal with particular procedures, repurposing Nightingale facilities, and extending contracts with private providers.”