Press centre

Our press centre includes press releases, contacts for the media and previous coverage of our work.

Press releases:

Why we need to vaccinate 12-17 year old’s

Over the last 7 months the vaccine programme has been a national effort with tens of millions vaccinated as hundreds of thousands were vaccinated a day, the peak being 20th May where over 800k doses were given, with over 50% of the adult population now being fully vaccinated. However, while we were initially ahead of…

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Response to the Treasury statement on “Expanding Furlough”

We would like to thank the Treasury and the Gaps in Support APPG for their willingness to engage with our plan today. The statement from the Treasury highlighted the important work by the government to support employees and the self-employed during this crisis. Whilst this is very positive, we would also like to work together…

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Previous coverage:

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The excluded are facing ‘untenable financial situation’ campaigners tell Chancellor Rishi Sunak

“Torrin Wilkins, founder and director of the Centre Think Tank, said: “We have given this Government plan after plan on how to solve this” (read more here).

Hinckley and Bosworth campaigner appointed East Midlands Chair of Centre Think Tank

“Centre Think Tank are a group who promote and support strong public services and a mixed market economy – and they’re looking to build up their presence in the region” (read more here).

Barwell campaigner takes up role with cross-party pressure group

“He says the centre of British politics must ‘reassert itself’. A campaigner from Barwell, Leicestershire, has been appointed the East Midlands…” (read more here).

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Excluded Unity Alliance to call for ‘fair financial levelling up’ at event in London

“The Excluded Unity Alliance said Wednesday’s event has attracted a cross-party line up of MPs and business people who are calling on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to address gaps in support schemes.” (read more here).

We need to abolish Ofsted

Earlier this month, Maria Miller said that Ofsted had committed a “massive failure” over the sexual abuse that happens in our schools. “(read more here).

Coronavirus has shown why we need a Guaranteed Minimum Income

“Just over a month ago, I spoke in front of the Gaps in Support All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) about employees who could not access the furlough scheme…” (read more here).

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The Yorkshire Post: Government has missed ‘multiple opportunities’ to help ExcludedUK, says Centre Think Tank

“A public inquiry should be held into why the Government missed “multiple opportunities” to include more people in the furlough and…” (read more here).

Public inquiry must provide answers to concerns raised by ExcludedUK – Greg Wright

“During times of crisis, the nation’s thoughts and actions must always focus on the most vulnerable…”(read more here).

As a ‘Grammar School Girl,’ even I think selection should be abolished

“Having had the opportunity to attend a grammar school, it’s easy to say that I’m being hypocritical…” (read more here).

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The Yorkshire Post: ‘Government must act to help up to 800,000 people who have been refused furlough’

“The Centre Think Tank has produced a draft white paper with solutions that it believes would help to provide financial support…” (read more here).

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The Yorkshire Post: Paper provides options to ease anguish of those excluded from Government support – Greg Wright

“This enlightened route has been chosen by the Centre Think Tank which has compiled a draft white paper which makes the case for expanding the furlough scheme…” (read more here).

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As the government considers its tax options in the wake of the pandemic, reform of council tax should be near the top of its list…Torrin Wilkins, director, Centre Think Tank…” (read more here).

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LBC: Interview with Torrin Wilkins

Torrin talked about Brexit, the possibility of a second referendum and an EFTA based Brexit. (listen here).

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Free Market Conservatives: The outdated rules on bathroom breaks in schools are in dire need of reform

“The shock was then finding out that this situation is not isolated, in fact, Plan UK said “Almost 70% of girls aren’t allowed to go to the toilet during lessons” and…” (read more here).

Why grammar schools should go

“The other day I interviewed an aspiring teacher on the UK’s complex and often disjointed education system as part of the podcast run by the Centre think tank. During this conversation, one topic came up that we continued to discuss after we had recorded the episode, grammar schools…” (read more here).