Breaking down barriers to integration

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration

Welcome to the website for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration.

The APPG brings together Parliamentarians from all political parties with an interest in the issue. The group's mission is to drive forward a cross-party conversation on policy solutions to break down barriers to integration and create opportunities for people from all walks of life to build bonds of trust.

Too often the integration of immigrants is depicted as a means of shutting down multiculturalism and replacing it with the politics of assimilation or, worse still, pandering to the politics of hate.This is a fundamental misunderstanding. A strategic and proactive integration agenda is the best way of protecting our diverse, multicultural communities from the peddlers of hatred and division.

Chuka Umunna MP Chair of Social Integration APPG

Latest news

Interim report into integration of immigrants

05 January 2017

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration today launches its first report into how the UK’s immigration system could more effectively promote integration. The cross party group of MPs and peers calls for: The Government to look at introducing a regionally-led immigration system with region-specific visas based on the Canadian model; Immigrants to be…

Response to the Casey Review

14 December 2016

Chuka Umunna MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration, commenting on The Casey Review, said: “The fact people live parallel lives in modern Britain has been swept under the carpet for far too long and deemed too difficult to deal with, which has left a vacuum for extremists and peddlers of…

Response to call for evidence for inquiry into immigration and integration

24 October 2016

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has received an excellent range of submissions from a wide range of stakeholders to its call for evidence which closed on 13 March 2017. Commenting on the submissions, the APPG Chair, Chuka Umunna MP, said: “We are very pleased to see so many organisations and individuals…

Access the latest reports from the Social Integration APPG, including the Inquiry into the integration of immigrants.

Upcoming events, evidence sessions and other key dates for the APPG.

See which Parliamentarians are members of the APPG