- “The UK construction sector’s demand for skilled migrant workers from the EU and beyond cannot be overstated. If the next Government implements an inflexible immigration system that hinders the ability of talented foreign construction workers from making their way to the UK, any manifesto pledges relating to the delivery of housing and infrastructure will be rendered meaningless.”CEO, Federation of Masters Builders
Global Future is an independent think tank that believes Britain can only succeed in the future as a vibrant and open nation reaching out to the world.
We believe the dynamism of our economy and creativity of our culture depends on our country remaining open to people, trade and ideas from across the world.
In the emerging political divide between open and closed visions for the future, we reject the narrow nationalism of those who want to close us off or who live in the myths of the past. Instead, we believe that the only way Britain can succeed in the future is as a vibrant and open nation that reaches out to the world.
Global Future’s mission is not only to help people appreciate the benefits of openness but also to understand the genuine issues that stand in the way of realising these benefits for everyone. We will explore new ways for people to take more control over what matters most in their lives without cutting themselves off from opportunities to succeed in an interconnected world.
We work across society, the arts and in business to make sure Britain’s unique character as a country of tolerance and diversity is not undermined by the short-term thinking that threatens to turn us into a narrower and lesser nation. We are active in ensuring that Britain’s artists and creative industries benefit from open cultural exchange and the free flow of talent. And we are committed to helping businesses develop the leadership and culture to help them succeed on the world stage.