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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.

Celebrating welcome for Hong Kongers in the UK

Celebrating welcome for Hong Kongers in the UK Date: 2 February 2022

Hong Kongers and those working to welcome them in the UK came together for the formal launch of the Welcoming Committee for Hong Kongers – which we are proud to be hosting at British Future.

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Teaching children our imperial past can help them understand Britain today

Teaching children our imperial past can help them understand Britain today Date: 10 August 2021

Children must be taught the history of Britain’s imperial legacies if they are to understand the country they live in today, writes Dr Samir Puri, author of ‘The great imperial hangover’.

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New Bill may remove some barriers to becoming British

New Bill may remove some barriers to becoming British Date: 14 July 2021

Changes to citizenship policy in the much-criticised Nationality and Borders Bill are welcome, writes British Future Associate Fellow Jill Rutter.

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End of EU Settled Status applications must not be the start of a new Windrush scandal

End of EU Settled Status applications must not be the start of a new Windrush scandal Date: 29 June 2021

With the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme on 30 June, British Future is urging the government to ensure that people who have yet to apply are not left without status.

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Celebrate citizenship and remove barriers to becoming British, says Inquiry

Celebrate citizenship and remove barriers to becoming British, says Inquiry Date: 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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‘Britain never encouraged my Italian parents to become British’

‘Britain never encouraged my Italian parents to become British’ Date: 4 September 2019

‘Boris asked why my Italian parents didn’t become British – I said it’s because Britain never encouraged them,’ says chair of new citizenship inquiry

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British Future citizenship inquiry

British Future citizenship inquiry Date: 30 August 2019

A new, independent inquiry into UK citizenship policy, chaired by Alberto Costa MP and coordinated by British Future, will set out practical proposals for citizenship reform that would be capable of securing cross-party support. The initiative also aims to foster further debate about citizenship policy.

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Unsettled status: securing the future for EU citizens in the UK

Unsettled status: securing the future for EU citizens in the UK Date: 21 January 2019

A report on the EU Settlement Scheme examines barriers to EU citizens securing status and what the Home Office should do to make sure the system works.

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New London integration strategy must truly be about ‘All of us’

New London integration strategy must truly be about ‘All of us’ Date: 16 March 2018

The new London integration strategy must truly work for ‘all of us’, not just for migrants and minorities, if it is to really increase integration across the capital

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