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

May 2014

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Public services need public involvement', David Boyle, 23 May 2014

LocalGov, 'Co-production could save taxpayers billions, says report', Laura Sharman, 22 May 2014


Press release | Co-producing public services could save billions, says government czar | 21 May 2014


The Guardian, Public Leaders Network: 'The Beveridge legacy: exhausted professionals and passive clients', David Boyle, 21 May 2014

ConservativeHome, 'Efficient public services need the involvement of those who use them', David Boyle, 21 May 2014

Public Finance, 'Co-production could save billions, says choice guru', Richard Johnstone, 21 May 2014

Public Procurement Insider, 'Sir William Beveridge's vision of co-production could save billions, says Boyle', Leighann Morris, 21 May 2014

ConservativeHome, 'Housing supply. Why we need more garden cities', Paul Goodman, 19 May 2014

Varsity Online, 'Mixed league table results for Cambridge', Sarah Sheard, 17 May 2014

Wirrall News, 'Glyndwyr university to host open day this weekend', 15 May 2014


Press release | Scots deserve the facts when voting on independence, says think tank | 14 May 2014


Voice of Russia, 'Scottish voters offered a very constrained form of independence', Brendan Cole, 14 May 2014

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'The Independent View: Scotland, vote no, and let's all move towards a more federal UK', Toby Fenwick, 14 May 2014

ConservativeHome, 'No to independence, yes to federalism - a liberal solution for the whole UK', Toby Fenwick, 14 May 2014

Manx Radio, 'Chief minister is a liberal hero', 13 May 2014

Varsity Online, 'Top universities still failing on social mobility', Sarah Sheard, 12 May 2014

Voice of Russia, 'Britain will keep open doors for EU migrants coming to work - Cameron', Carmen Cracknell, 12 May 2014

Public Finance, 'Privatisation: there is an alternative', John Perry, 12 May 2014

The Guardian, Social Care Network: 'The answer to combating loneliness lies in the community', James Kempton, 12 May 2014

Cherwell, 'Oxford ranked second to last for social mobility', Esther Hodges, 10 May 2014


Press release | New build nuclear: Big returns for French and Chinese governments at Brits' expense | 8 May 2014


Construction News, 'Hinkley Point in spotlight as taxpayers foot £12.4bn bill', Robyn Wilson, 8 May 2014

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Getting a better deal for consumers from nuclear power', Toby Fenwick, 8 May 2014

Public Finance, 'Government procurement of new nuclear 'could bring £12bn in savings', Richard Johnstone, 8 May 2014

Utility Week, 'New nuclear should be in CfD auctions, says CentreForum', Mathew Beech, 8 May 2014

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Calling all writers - two essay competitions on liberalism and liberty coming up soon', 7 May 2014

Daily Telegraph, 'Open our elite schools to the poorest pupils', Anthony Seldon, 6 May 2014

Derby Telegraph, 'City university ranks highly on social mobility', 3 May 2014


Press release | Britain's universities falling short on social mobility, new research indicates | 1 May 2014


The Guardian, 'Russell Group denies claim that they fail to boost poorer graduates' prospects', Richard Adams, 1 May 2014

International Business Times, 'UK universities must improve social mobility and graduate jobs record', Ian Silvera, 1 May 2014

Daily Mail, 'Oxbridge fails poor graduates: New league finds universities are among worst for social mobility', Laura Clark, 1 May 2014

Press Association, 'Universities should be ranked on the success of their poor students, urges report', Martha Linden, 1 May 2014

Daily Telegraph, 'Rank universities by poor students' job prospects - report', Graeme Paton, 1 May 2014

Times Higher, 'Universities must convert widening access into graduate jobs', Jack Grove, 1 May 2014

April 2014


Press release | Urgent need to tackle loneliness among the over 85s | 29 April 2014


Voice of Russia, 'Loneliness is preventable, government should try harder says charity', Brendan Cole, 29 April 2014

LocalGov, 'Report warns of urgent need to tackle loneliness', Thomas Bridge, 29 April 2014

Mature Times, 'There is an urgent need to tackle loneliness among over 85s', 29 April 2014

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Towards a sensible welfare system', Adam Corlett, 4 April 2014

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