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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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UK’s first British Asian PM ‘an historic moment’

UK’s first British Asian PM ‘an historic moment’ 24 October 2022

As Rishi Sunak today became Britain’s first British Asian Prime Minister, British Future Director Sunder Katwala spoke about and what it means for British public life and our society.

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Welcoming groups express ‘deep concern’ at violence towards consulate protester

Welcoming groups express ‘deep concern’ at violence towards consulate protester 18 October 2022

Following violence towards Hong Kongers protesting at the Chinese consulate, organisations have written to the Government urging them to protect free speech in the UK.

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Public gives Truss and Braverman ‘pragmatic permission’ for balanced approach to immigration – new research

Public gives Truss and Braverman ‘pragmatic permission’ for balanced approach to immigration – new research 11 October 2022

New attitudes tracker research reveals what the public thinks about immigration today – and how that has changed over the last seven years.

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Publications

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Shifting views: Tracking attitudes to immigration in 2022

Shifting views: Tracking attitudes to immigration in 2022 11 October 2022

New research from the Ipsos/British Future immigration attitudes tracker, which has tracked public attitudes to immigration since 2015, examines public attitudes to immigration numbers, migration for work and international student migration. It also looks at public opinion on asylum and refugee protection, including Channel crossings and the Rwanda scheme.

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An agenda for action: Reducing racial inequality in modern Britain

An agenda for action: Reducing racial inequality in modern Britain 30 August 2022

The debate about race in the UK has become mired in polarised arguments about language. This essay collection, edited by British Future and Bright Blue, brings together new proposals for action on race in the UK.

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Seizing the moment: Why events matter for social connection and shared identity

Seizing the moment: Why events matter for social connection and shared identity 12 August 2022

A British Future report for the Spirit of 2012 Power of events Inquiry, examining how major events can bridge divides and promote contact between people from different backgrounds.

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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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