Reform (think tank)
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The name "The Reform Research Trust" was first registered with companies house on 4 March 2004 and as a charity on 13 May 2004.
The trust is categorized as a think tank which publishes its own research and also publishes papers from external authors.
The trust is funded by large donations from big business including: BUPA, Prudential, BMI, UnitedHealth AbbVie, Association of British Insurers (ABI), Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Barclays, Baxter, Bayer, Beckton Dickinson (BD), British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA), BT, Deloitte, Department for Education, DoctorLink, DRD Partnership, DXC Technology, G4S, Incisive Health, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network, PMG, Liberata, MSD, PA Consulting, Quadram Institute, Sanofi, Serco, Social Enterprise UK, Sodexo, Sopra Steria, Taurus Healthcare,The Finsbury Group and smaller donations from individuals.
Reform has been given a C grade for funding transparency by Who Funds You?
Reform research trust publishes reports on a variety of different issues, adopting what it considers to be an evidence-based approach to public policy.
It has published reports on health and education reform, Britain's regional economic performance, the economic position of young people, and on the tax and welfare system.
Previous deputy directors include Elizabeth Truss, elected as a Conservative MP in 2010, and Nick Seddon, appointed as a Senior Policy Advisor for Health and Social Care to Number 10 Downing Street.
- Charlotte Pickles, Director, The Reform Research Trust, (former Adviser to Iain Duncan Smith, then Work and Pensions Secretary)
- Catherine Davies, Director, The Reform Research Trust
- James Palmer, Director, The Reform Research Trust
- Jeremy Sillem, Director, The Reform Research Trust
- Dr Lara Dimitrova Stoimenova, Director, The Reform Research Trust
- Rt Hon Baroness Morgan of Cotes, former Secretary of State 
- Björn Savén, Chairman, IK Investment Partners Ltd.
- Dr. Nasrin Hafezparast, Chief Technology Officer, Outcomes Based Healthcare
- Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society
- Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
- Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department for Health and Social Care
- Dame Clare Moriarty, Former Permanent Secretary, Department for Exiting the European Union 
- Deborah Cadman, Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority 
- George Freeman MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Norfolk 
- Rt Hon Caroline Flint, former Labour MP and Minister 
- Sir Peter Gershon, former senior civil servant 
- James Palmer, Chair 
- Catherine Davies, Managing Partner, Monticle 
- Dr Lara Stoimenova, Managing Partner, Sigma Economics 
- Jeremy Sillem, Chairman of Bear Stearns International 
Speakers at the trusts events have included:
- Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP and Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP (Labour);
- Rt Hon Theresa May MP and Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP (Conservative);
- Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP and Norman Lamb MP (Liberal Democrat).
Name of trust
The Trust was originally named "The Reform Research Trust" however it sometimes refers to itself as the abbreviated "Reform" such as the website www.reform.uk which has led to some disputes regarding the name.
In November 2020 the trust voiced its opposition to the electoral committee when the Brexit Party, a British political party, intended to change its name to Reform UK. The charity feared that its non-partisan status would be brought into disrepute by the name change, and requested for the party to come up with an alternative. In January 2021, the Electoral Commission approved of the Brexit Party's name change to Reform UK.
- Nick Seddon, guardian.co.uk, 16 June 2010, Getting value out of the health budget
- Health Service Journal (HSJ Live), 8 May 2013
- "REFORM RESEARCH TRUST. - Officers (free information from Companies House)". find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk. Retrieved 2021-01-30.
- https://reform.uk/who-we-are/our-team[bare URL]