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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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Warming attitudes to immigration create space for action to ease labour shortages

Warming attitudes to immigration create space for action to ease labour shortages 14 September 2021

Public attitudes to immigration are more positive than negative across a range of measures, according to the latest findings from Ipsos MORI research that has tracked changing public attitudes to immigration across twelve waves of research since 2015.

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Protecting Afghan refugees

Protecting Afghan refugees 20 August 2021

Letter to The Times urging a generous refugee resettlement programme for those forced to flee Afghanistan following the Taliban’s seizure of power.

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Football and anti-racism: widening the pitch

Football and anti-racism: widening the pitch 12 August 2021

As the new Premier League season kicks off, Sunder Katwala looks back at how football has often been at the centre of debates about racism and identity in Britain; and at opportunities to broaden anti-racism norms.

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Immigration: a changing debate

Immigration: a changing debate 14 September 2021

Analysis by British Future of the latest findings from an Ipsos MORI study that has tracked changing public attitudes to immigration across twelve waves of research since 2015.

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Beyond a 90-minute nation: Why it’s time for an inclusive England outside the stadium

Beyond a 90-minute nation: Why it’s time for an inclusive England outside the stadium 9 June 2021

On the eve of the Euros, new research from  British Future and the Centre for English Identity and Politics examines English identity, race and football today.

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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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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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