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.
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.
The upsurge in volunteering during the Covid-19 pandemic helped to connect people from different backgrounds and promote integration. This appetite for community action risks being lost without urgent policy action, warns a new APPG report.
Communities and social infrastructure should be at the heart of the Levelling Up agenda, said the panel at this Conservative Party conference fringe, featuring Danny Kruger, PPS to Michael Gove at the Department for Levelling UP, Housing and Communities.
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’.
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.
‘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.