January 2012


Press release | "Keep calm and carry on applying", our message to prospective students | 30 January 2012


The Guardian, 'Number of UK university applicants drops 8.7%, Ucas figures show', Jeevan Vasagar, 30 January 2012

Morpeth Herald, 'Letter: How much is enough?', Catherine Thick, 30 January 2012

Research Fortnight, 'Visa reforms 'destroying' private university sector', Miriam Frankel, 30 January 2012

Times Higher, 'Visa crackdown is 'devastating' private colleges', Simon Baker, 30 January 2012

City AM, 'Immigration policies are harming private colleges', 30 January 2012


Press release | Private HE colleges face devastation from student visa controls | 29 January 2012


The Independent on Sunday, 'Home Office and business department do battle over overseas students', Matt Chorley, 29 January 2012

Sutton Guardian, 'Children from low income families do well at Sutton schools', Sophia Sleigh, 28 January 2012

IEA Blog, 'The benefits cap is popular - but it isn't right', Tim Leunig, 27 January 2012

BBC News Channel, CentreForum chief executive Chris Nicholson comments on Nick Clegg's plan to raise the income tax threshold to £10,000, 26 January 2012

The Financial Times, 'School league tables mislead students', Chris Cook, 26 January 2012

The Financial Times, 'Welfare cap bill defeated in a day of drama', Kiran Stacey, 24 January 2012

Socialist Worker, 'Tories to plunge thousands of children into poverty...', Dave Sewell, 24 January 2012

Hackney Gazette, 'CentreForum thinktank ranks Hackney schools among UK's top 10', Emma Bartholomew, 24 January 2012

Hounslow Chronicle, 'Poverty not a barrier to good GCSEs - think tank', Lima Curtis, 23 January 2012

Inside Housing, 'Blog: Doubts by the dozen', Jules Birch, 23 January 2012

The Week, 'It is morally and practically right to cap welfare payments', 23 January 2012

Huffington Post UK, 'Welfare reform: who's for and against the benefit cap proposal', Dina Rickman, 23 January 2012

BBC News Channel, Huw Edwards asks CentreForum chief economist Tim Leunig about government plans to cap benefits at £26,000 a year, 23 January 2012

Sky News, Tim Leunig comments on the proposed £26,000 benefits cap, 23 January 2012

The Telegraph, 'A benefits cap is an arbitrary way to deal with welfare dependency: this is populist gesture politics', Daniel Knowles, 23 January 2012

Telegraph Blogs, 'Welfare reform: how to create a different and tighter benefit cap', Neil O'Brien, 23 January 2012

Huffington Post UK, 'Calculating how the benefit cap cuts', Tim Leunig, 23 January 2012

The Guardian, 'Reality check: Will the benefits cap force more children into poverty?', Polly Curtis, 23 January 2012

Kensington and Chelsea Today, 'Low income pupils likely to succeed in exams', 23 January 2012

New Statesman, 'The benefits cap: what does it mean and why is it unfair?', Samira Shackle, 23 January 2012

The Guardian, 'Housing benefit cap: can you live on 62p a day?', Tim Leunig, 23 January 2012

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Opinion: Is a "John Lewis economy" a liberal economy?', Chris Nicholson, 22 January 2012


Press release | ***Available now*** CentreForum pupil performance table | 20 January 2012


Docklands and East London Advertiser, 'East End kids bust GCSE top grade targets, says CentreForum think tank', Mike Brooke, 20 January 2012

The Guardian, 'Top ten local authorities for schools include nine London boroughs', Jeevan Vasagar, 20 January 2012

LSE Blogs, 'Political pressure may encourage ‘responsible capitalism’ in the short term. But more competition and higher educational standards are needed in the long term', Tim Leunig, 20 January 2012

Westminster Chronicle, 'Pupils from low income families in UK top 10', Emma Heseltine, 19 January 2012

Tax News, 'UK mulls tax breaks for employee ownership', Robert Lee, 18 January 2012

Public Finance, 'Clegg must go further', Dan Corry, 18 January 2012

Press Association, 'Plans for 'John Lewis' economy', 17 January 2012

Left Foot Forward, 'Everyone agrees mutualism helps, but where's the action?', Chris Nicholson, 17 January 2012

HR Magazine, 'Government to broaden share ownership schemes to increase staff retention and boost business performance', David Woods, 17 January 2012

Daily Mail, ''A John Lewis society': workers could be given the right to shares in the firm that employs them, says Clegg', Richard Hartley-Parkinson, 16 January 2012

BBC News (TV), 'Nick Clegg calls for 'John Lewis economy'', 16 January 2012

Morning Star, 'Clegg praises 'cuddly capitalism'', Roger Bagley, 16 January 2012

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Opinion on Nick Clegg's speech today: Employee share ownership is classic liberalism', Tom Frostick, 16 January 2012

BBC News, 'Nick Clegg plans more employee ownership', 16 January 2012

Sky News, 'Clegg unveils 'John Lewis economy' plan', 16 January 2012

Metro, 'Nick Clegg unveils plans for a 'John Lewis economy'', 16 January 2012

LondonlovesBusiness, 'Nick Clegg calls for "John Lewis" economy', 16 January 2012

StockMarketWire, 'Clegg wants more employee share ownership', 16 January 2012

Employee Benefits Magazine, 'Clegg outlines plans to boost employee-share ownership', 16 January 2012

Scotsman, 'Nick Clegg calls for 'right' to employee share ownership in John Lewis-style economy', 16 January 2012

The Guardian, 'Nick Clegg pushes 'John Lewis'-style economy', Patrick Wintour, 16 January 2012

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Before the debate - what's the evidence?', Chris Nicholson, 16 January 2012

Liberal Democrat Voice, 'Competition and universities: building new higher education policy', Mike Bird, 16 January 2012

The Independent on Sunday, 'Shareholders must put a stop to fat-cat pay, says Clegg', Matt Chorley, 15 January 2012

The Sunday Telegraph, 'Barclays chief won't heed pleas for restraint on pay', James Quinn and Robert Watts, 15 January 2012

Huffington Post UK, 'Faster broadband? No thanks', Tim Leunig, 13 January 2012

BBC Radio 4, PM with Eddie Mair: CentreForum chief executive Chris Nicholson comments on Nick Clegg's suggestion that school information should be excluded from job applicants' CVs, 12 January 2012 [starts 00:39:17 in iPlayer]

ConservativeHome, 'Boosting employee share ownership would show that we're all in it together', Chris Nicholson, 12 January 2012

Spectator: Coffee House, 'A green-light for HS2 — but the coalition's political instincts should tell it to stop', Matthew Sinclair, 10 January 2012


Press release | Nick Clegg and Ed Davey welcome CentreForum's call for employee empowerment | 9 January 2012


Huffington Post UK, 'HS2 - why oh why?', Tim Leunig, 9 January 2012

The Guardian, 'Give workers greater say on pay, urges thinktank', Nick Watt, 9 January 2012

The Guardian, 'Parties draw up battle lines over excessive executive pay', Nick Watt and Patrick Wintour, 9 January 2012

The Sunday Times, 'The 'shameful' councils that condemn pupils to failure', Jack Grimston, 8 January 2012

Huffington Post UK, 'Graduate exodus is harming the Welsh economy', Tim Leunig, 5 January 2012

The Guardian, 'Competition in higher education: students will be the winners', Tim Leunig, 4 January 2012

The Guardian, 'Community landbanking will create 'imbys' out of Britain's 'nimbys'', Tim Leunig, 4 January 2012

The Financial Times, CentreForum chief economist Tim Leunig and others answer questions on the recovery, prospects for the eurozone, productivity, monetary policy, fiscal policy and credit, 2 January 2012

Huffington Post UK, 'Mind the (funding) gap part 1: master's degrees', Leo Boe, 2 January 2012

Liberator, 'Twenty-year plan', Tim Leunig, 1 January 2012