30 August 2019

British Future citizenship inquiry

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

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An independent inquiry into UK citizenship policy will set out practical proposals for citizenship reform that would be capable of securing cross-party support.

The inquiry, chaired by Alberto Costa MP and coordinated by British Future, also aims to foster further debate about citizenship policy.

Questions considered by the inquiry include:

To support the inquiry we are issuing an open call for evidence  asking legal experts and academics, migrants’ organisations and other interested parties to provide supporting evidence. Submissions should ideally be less than 1,000 words, although additional documents and appendixes can be included if relevant. The deadline for receiving submissions is 5pm on Friday 18th October 2019.

One of the first inputs into to the inquiry is from a British Future deliberative event recently held in Southampton, which brought together ‘New Britons’ who recently attained citizenship with British-born citizens, to discuss and debate the criteria and costs of citizenship and the content of the Life in the UK test. Here’s what they had to say:

A second deliberative event will be held in Edinburgh later this year. The inquiry will conclude by the end of 2019 and publish its findings and recommendations in early 2020.

This initiative is supported by the PARTICIPATE. iNTEGRATION project from Moneygram and also by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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