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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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Talk/together: Race, history, and digital divides are talking points in South West

Talk/together: Race, history, and digital divides are talking points in South West 7 January 2021

Statues and social media were among the key themes raised in Talk/together discussions across the South West of England, writes Jake Puddle.

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Celebrate citizenship and remove barriers to becoming British, says Inquiry

Celebrate citizenship and remove barriers to becoming British, says Inquiry 10 December 2020

The UK should take a more positive and welcoming approach to citizenship, according to the report of an independent inquiry into citizenship policy chaired by Alberto Costa MP.

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British Future: The Year in Review (2020)

British Future: The Year in Review (2020) 9 December 2020

Here are some of the ways in which British Future responded to the events of the year of the Covid pandemic – and how it reshaped the public conversations about social connection, race, immigration and identity.

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Publications

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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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Remembering the kindness of strangers

Remembering the kindness of strangers 21 August 2020

A report by British Future on behalf of the /together coalition,  examining public attitudes to social connection during the COVID-19 crisis.

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The reset moment: immigration in the new parliament

The reset moment: immigration in the new parliament 16 March 2020

A report from British Future and The Policy Institute, King’s College London, drawing on attitudinal research by ICM on policies and issues related to immigration and integration.

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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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