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With less heat in the immigration debate, attitudes to migrant workers have softened

With less heat in the immigration debate, attitudes to migrant workers have softened Date: 16 March 2022

Heather Rolfe looks at the new Ipsos immigration attitudes tracker results, and finds increasing public support for migration for work.

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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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Public support for Ukrainian refugees reflects underlying positive views on immigration, finds new research

Public support for Ukrainian refugees reflects underlying positive views on immigration, finds new research Date: 14 March 2022

Public support for welcoming refugees is part of a broader warming of attitudes to immigration that pre-dates the Ukraine crisis, according to the latest wave of the Ipsos/British Future Unbound Immigration Tracker.

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Where is public opinion on refugee protection?

Where is public opinion on refugee protection? Date: 14 March 2022

The latest attitudes tracker survey presents a nuanced and somewhat hopeful picture of public attitudes towards asylum and refugees – and a counter to those arguing that the public demands only the toughest approach.

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Welcoming refugees: How to get sponsorship right

Welcoming refugees: How to get sponsorship right Date: 11 March 2022

Sponsors of Ukrainian refugees should be allowed to name the individuals that they want to support in the UK, argues Sunder Katwala.

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Protecting Ukrainian refugees: What can we learn from the response to Kosovo in the 90s?

Protecting Ukrainian refugees: What can we learn from the response to Kosovo in the 90s? Date: 7 March 2022

Jill Rutter looks at what the UK can learn from the response to the last major movement of refugees from a war in Europe – the break-up of Yugoslavia.

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Government playing catch-up with public support for Ukrainian refugees

Government playing catch-up with public support for Ukrainian refugees Date: 2 March 2022

The government has been surprised by the breadth of public, political and media support for refugees this week, writes Sunder Katwala. They are playing catch-up, but it is not too late to get it 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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