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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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A new agenda for action on race in Britain

A new agenda for action on race in Britain 30 August 2022

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

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Events like Commonwealth Games and Jubilee can bridge divides and bring people together – new report

Events like Commonwealth Games and Jubilee can bridge divides and bring people together – new report 12 August 2022

A new report examines how major sporting and cultural events can help bridge divides, connecting people from different backgrounds and building a shared and inclusive identity.

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Why the UK should host a ‘Welcomers Eurovision’ in 2023

Why the UK should host a ‘Welcomers Eurovision’ in 2023 12 August 2022

2023 should see a ‘Welcomers Eurovision’, with Ukrainian refugees and their host families invited to an event that celebrates the warm welcome that the British public has offered Ukrainians.

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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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Jubilee Britain

Jubilee Britain 18 May 2022

New research examining the state of the nation in 2022, the issues that most concern us now and the challenges we will need to navigate in the future.

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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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