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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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Realising the power of events

Realising the power of events 25 January 2023

A new report from Spirit of 2012’s Power of Events inquiry explores how to ensure that major events have the greatest possible impact on social connection, prosperity and wellbeing.

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Chorus of UK voices back call for Windrush 75 celebrations this year

Chorus of UK voices back call for Windrush 75 celebrations this year 13 January 2023

Voices from across UK society – from sport and culture to politics, faith and business – are speaking out about why Windrush 75 matters and what they will be doing to mark the anniversary this year.

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Understanding the UK’s new relationship with the EU

Understanding the UK’s new relationship with the EU 1 December 2022

A project to understand public attitudes to the UK’s future relationship with EU countries post-Brexit.

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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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