We work to raise the profile of integration, with policy recommendations to increase contact between people from different backgrounds.
We need to think about integration and social connection in a new way – refusing to divide people into ‘Them and Us’, whether that’s about migrants, ethnic minorities or British Muslims.
We put forward concrete ideas to make integration an ‘everybody’ issue, shaping a ‘New Us’ so we can all feel part of a country that is closer, kinder and more connected.
British Future was one of a broad coalition of voices calling for the 2020s to be a ‘Decade of reconnection’ – and is now an integral part of the Together Coalition carrying this work forward.
British Future is the secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration. Click here for more information on the APPG.
As the women’s Euro 2022 football tournament takes place across England, Sunder Katwala looks at the power of football to help bridge divides and build a shared and inclusive identity.
MPs and peers from across political divides have joined civic society and higher education voices to urge the government to stop penalising Hong Kongers by granting home fee status to BN(O) visa holders as soon as they arrive in the UK.
As new figures show 110,000 visas issued to Hong Kongers to live in the UK under the BN(O) scheme, new polling finds the public ready to take part in welcoming new arrivals to the UK.
British Future Associate Fellow Jill Rutter writes about why her family has decided to offer a home to a Ukrainian refugee; and what the government needs to do to get this new scheme right.
Our new Shared Goals project will explore the power of club football to help build social connection and bridge divides.
Jill Rutter, an Associate Fellow at British Future, looks at the content of the new white paper on ‘Levelling up’, and what it could mean for integration
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.
For integration and social connection, policy matters. A speech by British Future Director Sunder Katwala at the launch event for a new research report by the Belong Network.
Businesses of all sizes, sectors and situations stepped up during the pandemic to help local communities. A new Social Integration APPG report asks whether this will continue and how business could contribute to the levelling-up of people and places.