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Bringing Britain Together: the next five years

British Future celebrates its fifth birthday this year. To mark the occasion a new publication, Bringing Britain Together, sets out our future strategy and programme for the years to come, as well as celebrating some of the highlights of our first five years. Here, Director Sunder Katwala explains the vision that will guide our work.

How can culture help bring Britain together?

What role can the cultural sector play in healing Britain's divisions? asks Avaes Mohammad

Young people have their say on immigration after Brexit

80,000 school children in the UK this week take part in a debate on immigration after Brexit as part...

Article 50: Time to deliver for EU nationals here and Brits abroad

Now Article 50 has been triggered, how do UK and EU governments move forward and secure the status of...

Why business needs a new approach to the immigration debate

Business voices seeking to defend the benefits of immigration to our economy and society have not been s effective...

Brexit committee backs guarantee now to Europeans in Britain – and reforms to make system ‘fit for purpose’

Influential Commons committee calls on the government to end the anxiety for Europeans in Britain - and to adopt...

How Brexit offers a surprising opportunity for a new immigration consensus

'Can the desire for more control be combined with the aim that Britain will remain globally-engaged, in a common...

Immigration statistics: a one-size-fits-all approach is not up to the task ahead

"A one-size-fits-all approach to immigration can’t help us make the post-Brexit choices that the Government and the public now...

Our patchwork polarisation – and how to stitch it together

"Planet Remain and Planet Leave might be fewer light years apart than we tend to recognise," says Sunder Katwala...

National Conversation on Immigration

The National Conversation on immigration aims to hear the views of people all over Britain. For the whole of...

Leave and Remain voices back shared vision for how UK can ‘Brexit Together’

Voices from across EU referendum and party political divides have come together today to set out a shared vision...

2016: the British Future year

2016 was a year of political upheaval in which issues of identity, immigration and integration were never far from...

Inquiry: EU nationals living in UK should be given permanent residence

An independent Inquiry into the status of EU nationals in the UK after Brexit publishes its report today, recommending...

Integration: Back to Black(burn)

Avaes Mohammad on growing up in Blackburn, one of the pockets of segregation highlighted in the Casey Review, and...

Street scene Soho. Photo: dailymatador

The Casey Review and the need for an integration strategy

Integration matters because it’s about how we can all live well together - yet we have never had a...

ONS migration statistics: time to look to the future

A the ONS publishes new net migration figures, we should move on from debating the failings of the old,...

The Divided States of America

Sunder Katwala asks how America can heal the rifts of Donald Trump's divisive Presidential campaign - and what we...

Lawrence Carthage Weathers VC (1890-1918) from New Zealand, was awarded the VC for gallantry at Peronne, France on 2 September 1918. He died of wounds on 29 September and was buried at Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuille, France. Photo: Community History SA

“No culture wars please, we’re British” – WW1 Centenary should be about reconciliation, not victory, says public

Voters on both sides of the referendum divide reject more politicised interpretations of the WW1 Centenary and would rather...

EU migrants Inquiry: Coventry meeting seeks EU citizens’ views

A national Inquiry, examining how the Government can practically protect the…

Reactions to our proposal for a ‘preferential’ immigration offer to the EU

Heres how media and other voices responded to our new proposal for a preferential system for EU immigration to...