Social mobility

Some families face being ‘locked into disadvantage’ for generations, report says


Deprivation in dozens of English councils is now so persistent that some families face being locked into disadvantage for generations, report warns.

Fifth of local government leaders ‘privately educated’


Around 20% of local government leaders and 29% of MPs are privately educated compared to 7% of the population, a report into social mobility has revealed.

Commission warns of entrenched ‘privilege gap’


The Government must take urgent action to help close the ‘privilege gap’, says the annual report by the Social Mobility Commission.

Young people ‘pessimistic’ about future


Millennials are ‘deeply uneasy’ about their futures, according to a new report into social mobility in the UK.

Unfair council funding is holding back social mobility in counties, MPs warn


Social mobility in rural English counties is being held back by an outdated and unfair method of funding councils, according to a new report.

Whitehall announces £24m scheme to ‘boost’ social mobility in North East


The education secretary will today launch a multi-million pound programme to boost social mobility and raise aspirations for children in the North East.

Cash-strapped schools relying on donations from affluent parents


Government budget cuts are forcing many schools to rely more heavily on financial contributions from parents, a charity focusing on social mobility finds.

Inquiry launched into rural social mobility


A new inquiry on social mobility in rural areas has been launched in a bid to determine what opportunities are available to young people in counties.

Educational opportunities ‘geographically unequal’, think tank says


Access to high performing schools has become more ‘geographically unequal’ despite emphasis on improving schools outside of London, report finds.

Britain is a ‘social mobility postcode lottery’, report says


A report into social mobility ‘debunks’ assumption that a simple north-south divide exists and argues chances of success are closely bound to where you live.

Decades of Whitehall policy has failed to improve social mobility, commission finds


Two decades of Government efforts to improve social mobility have failed to reduce the gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’, report reveals.

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