Media enquiries

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September 2014

Financial Times, 'Calls to end national insurance tax subsidy for the self employed', Vanessa Houlder, 21 September 2014

Press TV, 'Will Scotland become an independent country?', 18 September 2014

Voice of Russia, 'Staying together or going separate ways?', Marina Dzhashi, 18 September 2014

Times Higher, 'Priced out of postgraduate education', Paul Jump, 18 September 2014, 'An independent Scotland's immigration nightmare', Philip Wood, 11 September 2014

Press release | Independent Mental Health Commission welcomes Chief Medical Officer's annual report | 9 September 2014

The Telegraph, 'Nearly half of poor 11 year olds unable to read books, newspapers and websites', Tom Brooks-Pollock, 8 September 2014

The Times, 'Weakest young readers are seven years behind peers', Greg Hurst, 8 September 2014

Press TV, 'What would Scottish foreign policy be after independence?', 2 September 2014

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, '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


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