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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reform roundtable seminar on "The landscape for infrastructure finance", with Lord Deighton of Carshalton, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury.
Reform roundtable seminar on " Innovation economics: the race for global advantage", with Stephen Ezell, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Reform roundtable seminar on "Managing change in the public sector", with Stephen Kelly, Chief Operating Officer for Government, on Tuesday 27th November.