Over the last two decades, total immigration to the UK has doubled, from around 300,000 people per year prior in 1997 to more than 600,000 in 2015. As the diversity of the nation has increased, another dynamic is also clear – people from some minority groups have become both more dispersed but in a minority of cases more concentrated and segregated. This blog by Lisa Davis, Head of Policy at the British Academy, covers the Casey Review of integration, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) report into integration of immigrants, and the British Academy's upcoming work on practical local actions.
This article by Dr Lindsay Richards and Professir Anthony Heath CBE FBA discusses the Casey Review on community cohesion, and whether ethnic majority minority status has any bearing on "British values", or whether other factors such as privilege and socio-economic status (education, employment) are more likely to indicate opinions related to values.
In this blog post, Dr Lindsay Richards and Professor Anthony Heath CBE FBA discuss whether we are a nation divided in two, opinions new and old, and the complex relationship between inequality, social cohesion and Brexit.