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August 2014

Children and Young People Now, 'Former government adviser issues early years pupil premium warning', Joe Lepper, 22 August 2014

NurseryWorld, 'Strengthening the impact of the EYPP', Janet Grauberg, 21 August 2014

Huffington Post, 'UKIP's blue collar tax plans would actually help the rich most, experts warn', Asa Bennett, 21 August 2014

Public Finance, 'Lib Dems confirm £12,500 tax threshold plan', Rosie Niven, 15 August 2014

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'What we leave behind', Reg Yeates, 15 August 2014

New Statesman, 'The Lib Dems' tax cut plans won't help the poorest', Tim Stacey, 14 August 2014

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'The Independent View: "I'm a believer in the benefits of well managed migration", says Clegg', Tom Papworth, 6 August 2014

Yorkshire Post, 'Government must act to avoid catastrophic costs of loneliness epidemic', Lindsay Pantry, 6 August 2014

Yorkshire Post, 'Call for older people's commissioner to stamp out loneliness', 4 August 2014

Yorkshire Post, 'Loneliness services at risks as councils fail to commit', Lindsay Pantry, 2 August 2014

July 2014

Nursery World, 'Childcare policy: Step right up - the childcare auction', Chris Barnham, 28 July 2014

ConservativeHome, 'Is nimbyism in decline?', Harry Phibbs, 26 July 2014

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Depression touches all of our lives', Paul Burstow, 22 July 2014

Prospect Magazine, 'Think Tank Awards 2014: The results', 17 July 2014


Press release | Free early education offer not enough to boost children's chances, says think tank | 16 July 2014


Press Association, 'Call to boost free pre-school hours', Alison Kershaw, 16 July 2014

Nursery World, 'Funded early education hours not enough to narrow the gap', Catherine Gaunt, 16 July 2014

LBC Radio, CentreForum author Janet Grauberg discusses her report on government early years policy, 16 July 2014

DayNurseries.co.uk, 'Free early education offer not enough to boost children's chances, says think tank', Nina Hathway, 16 July 2014

Public Finance, 'Extending early years education would boost children's life chances', Vivienne Russell, 16 July 2014

CBC Radio, CentreForum's Stephen Lee discusses the case for childhood mental health interventions on Canadian radio, 16 July 2014


Press release | Effective competition in defence procurement saves taxpayers cash | 15 July 2014


Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Check out CentreForum's atlas of variation on mental health', 9 July 2014

Worcester Observer, 'Employers snap up city graduates', 9 July 2014


Press release | Happiness is the government's business say mental health experts | 8 July 2014


The Sun, 'Teach happiness to kids to cut mental health bill, says think tank', Steve Hawkes, 8 July 2014

The Independent, 'Happiness should become part of the school curriculum new study suggests', Jack Simpson, 8 July 2014

Daily Express, 'Happiness and relationship lessons needed in schools to tackle mental illness, says report', Owen Bennett, 8 July 2014

BBC Radio 4, You and Yours: 'What makes us happy?', 8 July 2014

PoliticsHome, 'You happiness is government's business', 8 July 2014

Huffington Post UK, 'Making the pursuit of happiness as important as GDP', Paul Burstow, 8 July 2014

BBC local radio, CentreForum's Stephen Lee and Mind representatives discuss Mental Health Commission final report with BBC Three Counties, Tees, Stoke, Nottingham, Merseyside, Wiltshire and Humberside, 8 July 2014

BBC local radio, Mind (the mental health charity) discuss our final report on BBC Stoke, Tees, Newcastle, Shropshire, Humberside, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Devon, Lancashire, 8 July 2014

BBC Radio London, Paul Burstow MP discusses Mental Health Commission final report, 8 July 2014

BBC Radio 5 Live, Paul Burstow MP discusses Mental Health Commission final report, 8 July 2014

LocalGov, 'Commission calls for mental health investment', Dan Peters, 8 July 2014

Mental Health Today, 'Pursuit of happiness must become government goal to reduce cost of mental ill health, experts say', 8 July 2014

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Making the pursuit of happiness as important as GDP', Paul Burstow, 8 July 2014

WSB, 'Government urged to take lead in tackling workplace mental health', Owain Thomas, 8 July 2014

The Guardian, 'Are the forces of conservatism in retreat over education?', Fiona Millar, 8 July 2014

City AM, 'Hollow localism: Our politicians are still wedded to rule from Whitehall', Tom Papworth, 8 July 2014

Mail Online, 'Are southerners really softies after all?', Darren Boyle, 6 July 2014

The Sunday Times, 'Life's not so bad southern softies', Kevin Dowling, 6 July 2014

The Journal, 'North East wins government support for ambitious schools programme', Ruth Lognonne, 3 July 2014


Press release | Think tank plan for tackling unacceptable school performance in England's regions | 2 July 2014


BBC News, 'New schools report a useful exercise', Chris Cook, 2 July 2014

The Guardian, 'Pupils on free school meals for only a year become invisible underachievers', Richard Adams, 2 July 2014

 

June 2014

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'The Guardian view on the Lib Dem Orange Book', 28 June 2014

City AM, 'David Laws jokes about end of Vince Cable's BIS', Gabriella Griffith, 25 June 2014

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Orange Bookers are the boldest thinkers in the party. They also need to be the most progressive', Andrew Chamberlain, 25 June 2014

BuzzFeed, 'The state can never make people happy, says Lib Dem minister', Jon Stone, 24 June 2014

The Independent, 'Tories plan to run state schools for a profit, says Labour', Andrew Grice, 23 June 2014

Independent on Sunday, 'The eerie parallels between the Labour party and the Spanish national football team', Jane Merrick, 22 June 2014

Daily Echo, 'Realities of poverty faced by residents addressed by faith groups at summit', Melanie Vass, 15 June 2014

WonkHE, 'Delivering enhanced social mobility', Michael Brown, 10 June 2014

Daily Echo, 'Special summit to be held in Poole to stamp out poverty', Diana Henderson, 4 June 2014

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