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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.”

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Parliament set for biggest-ever increase in ethnic minority representation

Parliament set for biggest-ever increase in ethnic minority representation 10 June 2024

2024 will see the biggest ever increase in ethnic minority MPs and the UK’s most diverse parliament, according to new analysis of final candidate selections by British Future.

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D-Day 80 call to remember service of Commonwealth forces

D-Day 80 call to remember service of Commonwealth forces 4 June 2024

New research shows the need to raise awareness of Black and Asian service in the world wars, as prominent voices sign a joint letter for D-Day 80 urging that Commonwealth forces are not overlooked.

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Football club loyalties can strengthen inclusive belonging and bridge divides: new research

Football club loyalties can strengthen inclusive belonging and bridge divides: new research 14 May 2024

New research explores the unique power of football clubs to foster a shared sense of identity and pride in local towns & cities, across people from different backgrounds.

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Ethnic and gender diversity in the next parliament

Ethnic and gender diversity in the next parliament 12 June 2024

Analysis of final candidate selections by British Future projects that the 2024 general election will see the biggest ever increase in minority representation, with around 14% of MPs from an ethnic minority background.

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Shared Goals: The power of football to connect diverse communities

Shared Goals: The power of football to connect diverse communities 14 May 2024

‘Shared Goals: The power of football to connect diverse communities’ explores the unique power of club football to foster a shared sense of identity and pride in local towns & cities, across people from different backgrounds.

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Immigration and the election: Time to choose

Immigration and the election: Time to choose 25 March 2024

New 2024 findings from the Ipsos/British Future Immigration Attitudes Tracker, examining shifting public attitudes to immigration and asylum.

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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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