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Read more about our current activities and future programme: from the long-term issues that British Future seeks to engage to our forthcoming publications, projects and events

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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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New asylum toolkit highlights local authorities’ innovative approaches to welcoming

New asylum toolkit highlights local authorities’ innovative approaches to welcoming 19 February 2024

A new toolkit for local authorities showcases innovative ways in which councils are providing support to people seeking asylum.

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Next parliament will be most diverse ever, finds new projection – but ‘big change’ opportunity could be missed

Next parliament will be most diverse ever, finds new projection – but ‘big change’ opportunity could be missed 7 January 2024

New British Future projection finds ethnic minority representation in parliament set to rise to around 12% after the General Election, regardless of the political outcome – making the next UK parliament the most diverse ever.

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British public supports closer UK relationship with EU – new research

British public supports closer UK relationship with EU – new research 9 December 2023

New research into UK attitudes to future UK-EU relations finds an appetite for Britain to cooperate more closely with Europe.

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Publications

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Diversity in the next parliament

Diversity in the next parliament 7 January 2024

New British Future projections find ethnic minority representation in parliament set to rise to around 12% after the General Election, regardless of the political outcome – making the next UK parliament the most diverse ever.

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Beyond Brexit: Public perspectives on the future UK-EU relationship

Beyond Brexit: Public perspectives on the future UK-EU relationship 9 December 2023

New research into UK public attitudes to Britain’s future relationship with the EU, including on identity, values and areas of potential closer cooperation.

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From HK to UK: Hong Kongers’ new lives in Britain

From HK to UK: Hong Kongers’ new lives in Britain 22 November 2023

The most authoritative study to date of BN(O) Hong Kongers in the UK, covering issues including work, integration, language and location.

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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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