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“British Future works to understand public attitudes and inform debates on issues that can often seem noisy and polarised. We listen to people's views, finding common ground and offering constructive solutions - building consensus for reforms to immigration and integration policy that can work for all of us.”

Sunder Katwala, Director

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Thinking fast and slow: how will recovery affect attitudes to immigration?

Thinking fast and slow: how will recovery affect attitudes to immigration? 5 May 2021

How will migration to the UK look in the future, and what will that mean for public attitudes? Asks British Future’s Director of Research and Relationships, Heather Rolfe.

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Racism exists in structures, says Sewell

Racism exists in structures, says Sewell 30 April 2021

“We believe racism exists. It exists in institutions, it exists in structures, it exists across the piece. And we have found that in the report,” Race Commission Chair told a Policy Exchange event.

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‘We need a better debate about race in this country’

‘We need a better debate about race in this country’ 28 April 2021

Text of a speech from British Future Director Sunder Katwala, at the Policy Exchange event ‘The Sewell Report: Next Steps’.

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Publications

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Race and opportunity in Britain: finding common ground

Race and opportunity in Britain: finding common ground 30 March 2021

New research from British Future, on attitudes among white and ethnic minority citizens to race, prejudice and inequality in Britain, identifies the common ground on which to build a positive agenda for change.

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Our chance to reconnect

Our chance to reconnect 28 February 2021

The final report of the Talk/together project, the UK’s biggest-ever public survey of what unites and divides our society, finds a society that pulled together, not apart, in response to the Covid crisis.

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Barriers to Britishness: Report of the Alberto Costa Inquiry into Citizenship Policy

Barriers to Britishness: Report of the Alberto Costa Inquiry into Citizenship Policy 10 December 2020

‘Barriers to Britishness’ sets out the findings and recommendations of an independent inquiry into UK citizenship policy chaired by Alberto Costa MP.

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Projects and Themes

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Immigration

Immigration

Understanding public attitudes to immigration. Proposing reforms to restore public confidence that immigration can work fairly for all of us.

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Integration

Integration

We work to raise the profile of integration, with policy recommendations to increase contact between people from different backgrounds.

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Citizenship

Citizenship

Our agenda for citizenship reform includes an independent inquiry into citizenship policy, scrutiny of the EU Settlement Scheme and a focus on raising the profile and impact of citizenship ceremonies.

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Identity and race

Identity and race

Understand changing identities in modern Britain and celebrating inclusive national identities in which we can all take pride.

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Remember Together

Remember Together

Bringing together people from different backgrounds to uncover and commemorate our shared history.

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Refugees & Asylum

Refugees & Asylum

Building broad public support for refugee protection in the UK is key to defending the protection framework and achieving policy change

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Combating racism and prejudice

Combating racism and prejudice

British Future’s research helps anti-prejudice advocates to communicate more effectively and our campaigns seek to entrench anti-prejudice norms across society.

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/Together

/Together

/Together is a new coalition, that everyone is invited to join, seeking to build a kinder, closer and more connected society.

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