British Future

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British Future
MottoIdentity, integration, migration, opportunity
Formation7 June 2011
TypeThink tank, Charitable organization
HeadquartersKean House, 6 Kean Street, London, WC2B 4AS
Location
Director
Sunder Katwala
Websitewww.britishfuture.org

British Future is a UK-based think tank and registered charity[1] whose stated aim is to advance the education of the pubic in the subjects of equality and diversity, human rights, racial and cultural harmony, citizenship and social inclusion.

History[edit]

Incorporated in June 2011,[2] it was initially called The Communications Organisation[3] until was renamed British Future in December 2011.[4] It became a charity in 2014,[5] having been previously run as a not-for-profit organisation.

Its director is Sunder Katwala, a prominent left-wing activist and former director of the Fabian Society. He is regularly cited[6] as an influential political thinker. British Future state that they are a non-partisan organisation.

British Future works closely with other think tanks, including Demos.[7]

Research and campaigns[edit]

In 2017, research by British Future suggested that the Conservative Party (UK) would have claimed a 42-seat majority in the 2017 general election if they had the same level of support among ethnic minority Britons as they do with white voters.[8]

It ran a campaign[9] for shops to close,[10] and sporting events[11] not to be played on Remembrance Sunday 2014, ninety-six years after the ending of World War I.

Publications[edit]

Its publications include This Sceptred Isle", "Team GB: How 2012 Should Boost Britain and Generation 2012: Optimism Despite Obstacles.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Registered charities in England and Wales". Charity Commission. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  2. ^ "British Future". Companies House. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Certificate of Incorporation". Companies House. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Company name changed the communication organisation\certificate issued on 14/12/11". Companies House. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Statement of company's objects". Companies House. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  6. ^ Dale, Iain; Brivati, Brian (3 October 2012). "Top 100 most influential figures from the Left 2012: 51-100". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Events". Demos. 8 October 2012. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  8. ^ Walker, Peter (28 September 2017). "'Ethnic minority voting gap' cost Theresa May 28 seats, report says". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  9. ^ Murphy, Joe (11 October 2012). "Every secondary schoolchild to visit World War One battlefields for centenary". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. ^ "WWI centenary remembrance plans to be unveiled". BBC News. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  11. ^ Wintour, Patrick (10 October 2012). "David Cameron to emphasise importance of first world war centenary". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 June 2018.