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.
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.