Category - social mobility

  • December 1, 2017

    Disadvantaged young people are substantially less likely than their better-off peers to start the best apprenticeships, according to new research published by the Sutton Trust.

  • November 29, 2017

    The Social Mobility Commission’s ‘State of the nation’ report says a stark social mobility postcode lottery exists in Britain, where the chances of someone from a disadvantaged background succeeding in life is bound to where they live, 

  • September 28, 2017

    Childcare places for disadvantaged two-year-olds and the early years pupil premium are not enough to change the bigger picture, particularly in the context of reduced financial support for parents.

  • July 2, 2017

    A few days ago (29 June 2017) there was an event in Westminster – ‘The Co

  • May 14, 2014

    The UK’s poor track record of social mobility means that people’s life chances are too dependent on their parents’ income, says a new report from thr TUC

  • November 14, 2013

    David Cameron has today (14 November 2013) declared that lack of social mobility is a problem. He was responding to comments by his predecessor John Major, but he ignored the main point that Major seemed to be making – the power of private schools.

  • April 29, 2011

    BBC Radio 4, so often a voice of intelligence and relative impartiality, began the news this morning (29 April) with the extreme bias and simpering tones they reserve for reports on the Windsor family. It was announced that Kate Middleton would be "transformed" from a "commoner" into "Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge".

  • January 28, 2010

    There has been an angry response to the government’s admission that only 4% of people from the poorest backgrounds go to university, while life expectancy in the richest parts of the UK is 13 years longer than in the poorest parts.

  • July 21, 2009

    If there's anything more disheartening than this week's report on social mobility, it's the government's response to it. Their timid proposals for higher education are unlikely to do anything to challenge the way that the education system functions to maintain privilege and inequality.