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
Sunder Katwala

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.


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.


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

External links[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.