Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you called British Future?

We have chosen the name British Future because we want to play our part in helping to lead a shared and inclusive discussion about the future of Britain, to which everyone is invited to contribute.

We believe that the major challenges our society faces about identity and opportunity must be questions for all citizens – and that we will not successfully address challenges around immigration and integration if we believe these are issues only for ethnic minority groups or migrants alone.


Do you have a party political agenda?

No. British Future is non-partisan and committed to engaging with people across the right, left and centre of the political spectrum, and those of no fixed view, wherever people are willing to engage in a constructive debate about the challenges we face and the choices we could make to address them. We have applied for charitable status and also intend to operate under the constraints which charities face while that application is pending.

Our staff and Trustee team includes people with a range of different backgrounds, including one of David Cameron’s speechwriters for the General Election 2010; an ex Liberal Democrat candidate and the director of a centre-left think-tank, while the majority have no partisan connections.

These are people who believe it is important to come together, from different backgrounds, to seek common ground about questions of our shared identity and citizenship, which should go beyond party politics, and to promote a more open democratic debate about the choices we face as a society.


How are you governed?

British Future is governed by an Independent Board of Trustees which is responsible for overseeing the organisation, and who bring together expertise from a wide range of professional backgrounds. For more details about British Future’s Board please click here. 


How are you funded?

British Future has been established with funding from a number of different charitable organisations.

We are grateful for the support of The Barrow Cadbury Fund, The Princess Diana Memorial Trust, Unbound Philanthropy, Trust for London, Open Society Foundation & The Oak Foundation.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and we are in the process of applying for charitable status.  Our annual accounts will be available for public scrutiny, via Companies House, and we will declare the source of all significant donations, over £5,000.


What will British Future do?

We will engage in the public debate about identity and integration, migration and opportunity by publishing reports; running events; engaging with the national and regional media; and finding out how people think we could change the way we talk about and address these issues.

If you have any ideas about particular things you would like to see us doing then please go to our Suggestion Box.


How can I find out more?

We will be sending out email updates to keep supporters informed of our activities.  If you would like to be added to the mailing list then please email us at info@britishfuture.org.

You can also engage with what we are doing on a day-to-day basis on twitter @britishfuture and at www.britishfuture.org.


How can I work with British Future?

We are very interested to hear about what other people are already doing around Britain on these issues and to hear ideas about how others might want to work with us.

If you are involved in a project, group or campaign which you think British Future might be interested in then please email us at info@britishfuture.org.  You can also use the website Suggestion Box to contact us with ideas, or if you would like to contribute to our What’s Your Story section or to pitch an idea for our blog – dot dot dot.


How do I contact you?

You can email us at info@britishfuture.org, call us on 020 7632 9069 or write to us at the address below.


Where do I find you?

British Future
Kean House
6 Kean Street
London
WC2B 4AS