Reform blog (page 3 of 8)

Welcome to the new Reform blog. This section includes articles by the Reform team as well as by guest authors. Some of these pieces are written following our events, setting out the details of the discussion and the policy implications while respecting the Chatham House Rule when it applies. Many of these pieces are about our research reports, both published and forthcoming, and some provide comment on important national events, such as the Budget. We hope you find them interesting and informative. 

Andrew Haldenby


High volume, low cost healthcare: The case of the Aravind Eye Care System

by ThomasCawston on 11 April 2013

Blog following a Reform roundtable seminar on "High volume, low cost healthcare: The case of the Aravind Eye Care System", on 11 April, led by Sanil Joseph, Hospital Management Consultant. 


Where next for prisons?

by WillTanner on 11 April 2013

Summary of a Reform roundtable breakfast on “Where next for prisons?" on 10 April 2013, led by Sir Martin Narey, former Director-General of HM Prison Service and Chief Executive of the National Offender Management Service. 


High quality, accessible, affordable healthcare and the role of the private sector

by ThomasCawston on 27 March 2013

Reform lecture on “High quality, accessible, affordable healthcare and the role of the private sector" on 27 March 2013, with Dr Damien Marmion, Managing Director, Bupa Health Funding, Professor Paul Corrigan CBE and Nick Timmins, kindly sponsored by Bupa.



Making fiscal policy sustainable

by ScarlettSturridge on 20 March 2013

Reform held a panel discussion on 19 March 2013 entitled "Pre-Budget Briefing 2013: Making fiscal policy sustainable." It featured a panel comprising Ben Gummer MP, Sam Fleming (Economics Editor, The Times), Piers Ricketts (Partner, KPMG), and Dr Patrick Nolan (Chief Economist, Reform). The discussion was kindly hosted by KPMG and resulted in a wide-ranging discussion, summarised below.

Ring-fencing budgets cannot continue

by LaurenThorpe on 19 March 2013

Ahead of the 2013 Budget, an article published on the Huffington Post blog outlining how the Chancellor of the Exchequer should remove ringfencing of departmental budgets, and tackle the structural problems with the economy.

Implementing a model for funding social care

by KimberleyTrewhitt on 12 March 2013

Reform major policy conference on 5 March 2013, "Implementing a model for funding social care", with Norman Lamb MP, Lord Norman Warner and Heather Wheeler MP, kindly sponsored by the CII, Gen Re, Just Retirement and Partnership. 

The landscape for infrastructure finance

by LaurenThorpe on 26 February 2013

Reform roundtable seminar on "The landscape for infrastructure finance", with Lord Deighton of Carshalton, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury.

Innovation and the race for global advantage

by ScarlettSturridge on 18 January 2013

Reform roundtable seminar on " Innovation economics: the race for global advantage", with Stephen Ezell, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C.