Author Archive for BFTemp

ONS migration stats: Government must adapt, starting with visas for doctors & nurses

Government and employers will need to adapt to new trends in migration revealed by new ONS migration statistics, with declining EU net migration and rising applications from outside the EU. In the short term, that should mean visa applications from the NHS for high-skilled non-EU migrants being excluded from the Government’s monthly quota.

National Conversation on Immigration in Northern Ireland

Brexit feels more ‘real’ to people in Northern Ireland than in England and immigration is a less polarising issue for the public, according to series of new reports released today from the National Conversation on Immigration.

Immigration speech by Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott – response

“Since the EU referendum there’s been a surprising lack of debate from both Government and Opposition on immigration. It is good that the Labour opposition wants to begin to fill that vacuum, though Diane Abbott did not take on the really big question today of whether and how to replace free movement after Brexit," says British Future Director Sunder Katwala

The National Conversation on Immigration – interim report

The National Conversation on Immigration, the UK's biggest-ever public consultation on this issue, published its initial findings

How can shared history help integration in Bradford today?

Naz Shah, MP for Bradford West, spoke at Bradford’s Cartwright Hall at a British Future event to explore how greater understanding of the First World War contribution from the Indian Army’s Muslim soldiers could help integration in Britain today.

What do people in Wales think about immigration?

Are Welsh attitudes to immigration different to those in England and Scotland? Polling from British Future takes the temperature in Wales.

British Future is recruiting an Office Manager/Executive Assistant (Interim)

British Future is seeking short-term cover for the role of Office Manager/Executive Assistant . We are seeking temporary cover for the role for the period December 2017 – February 2018, while undertaking a recruitment round to fill the role on a permanent basis.

Video: Bradford youth rap remembrance of shared history

Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Muslim and non-Muslim youth in Bradford explore, in a new video, how remembering our shared history can help integration today.

Descendants of WW1 Muslim soldiers and white officers uncover shared history: video

On 31 October 1914, Sepoy Khudadad Khan became the first Muslim recipient of the Victoria Cross, the nation’s highest award for bravery. To mark this anniversary, this new film from British Future explores what happened when descendants of WW1 Muslim soldiers came together with descendants of white WW1 Indian Army officers to learn more about their shared history at the National Archives

“I owe my existence to Indian army Muslim soldiers” – Paddy Ashdown

The former Lib Dem leader joined British Future at an event with descendants of Muslim soldiers and white officers who fought side-by-side in the WW1

‘We’re still fighting battles we should have won 10 years ago’ – Conservatives & minority voters fringe report

Minister Sam Gyimah joined British Future, Modern Britain and ConservativeHome at a party conference fringe debating how Tories can reach out to BME voters.

After free movement: how should immigration work post-Brexit? – Conservative fringe report

'How should Britain manage immigration after we leave the EU and free movement ends?' British Future asked Craig MackInlay MP and Henry Newman of Open Europe, at a Conservative Party Conference fringe event.

How the ethnic minority vote cost Theresa May her majority

New research from British Future shows how the Conservative Party’s failure to appeal to ethnic minorities in June could have cost Theresa May the election

A tale of two core votes – Labour immigration fringe

Labour's approach to immigration will need to bridge and reflect the concerns of both its Guardian and Mirror-reading supporters, Stoke MP Ruth Smeeth said.

Will Labour lead or duck the debate on immigration after Brexit?

Bridging the divides within Labour’s support on immigration and Brexit will not be simple, writes Jill Rutter, but it is not impossible

Responses to ‘Time to get it right’ report

Responses among media and commentators to British Future's new 'Time to get it right" report

We CAN find consensus on immigration after Brexit – now is the time to get on and do it

A report from British Future exploring how to build political, business and public support for a post-Brexit immigration system

Integration: Getting it right on the home front

Integration in the UK is just as important as what happens at our borders if we are to build consensus on immigration, writes Jill Rutter