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Integration

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.

Welcoming groups express ‘deep concern’ at violence towards consulate protester

Welcoming groups express ‘deep concern’ at violence towards consulate protester Date: 18 October 2022

Following violence towards Hong Kongers protesting at the Chinese consulate, organisations have written to the Government urging them to protect free speech in the UK.

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A taste of Lewisham – and the history of migration

A taste of Lewisham – and the history of migration Date: 30 September 2022

Situated between a Foot Locker and a TK Maxx in Lewisham Shopping Centre lies The Migration Museum, which has made […]

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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 Date: 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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England’s Lionesses can help build an inclusive pride at Euro 2022

England’s Lionesses can help build an inclusive pride at Euro 2022 Date: 6 July 2022

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.

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MPs across politics urge end to penalising Hong Konger students with high fees

MPs across politics urge end to penalising Hong Konger students with high fees Date: 31 May 2022

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.

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Britons welcome Hong Kongers as figures show UK issues over 110,000 BN(O) visas

Britons welcome Hong Kongers as figures show UK issues over 110,000 BN(O) visas Date: 26 May 2022

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.

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Why I’ll be offering a home to a Ukrainian refugee – and how to get the system right

Why I’ll be offering a home to a Ukrainian refugee – and how to get the system right Date: 14 March 2022

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.

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Can shared pride in club football help bring communities together?

Can shared pride in club football help bring communities together? Date: 2 March 2022

Our new Shared Goals project will explore the power of club football to help build social connection and bridge divides.

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What does the Levelling Up white paper mean for integration?

What does the Levelling Up white paper mean for integration? Date: 4 February 2022

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

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