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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, and here for the APPG website. 

Yorkshire launch for ‘biggest-ever public conversation on social connection’

Yorkshire launch for ‘biggest-ever public conversation on social connection’ Date: 21 September 2020

Talk/together, the UK’s biggest-ever public consultation on what unites and divides our society kicks off in Yorkshire before covering every nation and region of the UK in the coming months.

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ONS study confirms fading Covid unity across society

ONS study confirms fading Covid unity across society Date: 25 August 2020

‘Unity and division in Great Britain,’ a new ONS study, confirms the increased sense of unity under the COVID-19 lockdown is starting to fade.

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Fears of social divisions re-emerging as lockdown unity fades: new research

Fears of social divisions re-emerging as lockdown unity fades: new research Date: 18 June 2020

New research finds an increased sense of unity among the public following the shared experience of COVID-19 – but warns that divisions may be re-emerging as the lockdown eases.

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Building a legacy of volunteering after COVID-19

Building a legacy of volunteering after COVID-19 Date: 14 May 2020

Government and charities need to act now to make sure recent volunteering efforts have a lasting legacy, writes Jill Rutter

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Bridge digital divides to reach most isolated during COVID-19 crisis – APPG report

Bridge digital divides to reach most isolated during COVID-19 crisis – APPG report Date: 13 May 2020

A new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration, from its inquiry into how COVID-19 has impacted efforts to reach isolated groups.

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Call for ‘Decade of reconnection’ to heal divides

Call for ‘Decade of reconnection’ to heal divides Date: 3 January 2020

Some of the UK’s biggest organisations from worlds of sport, culture, faith and business call for a ‘decade of reconnection’. 

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‘Integration action plan must not be squeezed out by competing pressures of Brexit’

‘Integration action plan must not be squeezed out by competing pressures of Brexit’ Date: 9 February 2019

British Future welcomed the Government’s new Integrated Communities Action plan, urging that plans are not squeezed out by competing pressures of Brexit.

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Integration starts with contact in schools

Integration starts with contact in schools Date: 5 June 2018

Greater efforts to promote contact between children from different ethnic, faith and class backgrounds  – including ‘twinning’ of faith schools to help pupils mix with children of other faiths – should be mandatory in all state schools, British Future proposes today in its submission to the government’s consultation on its Integrated Communities Strategy green paper.

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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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