Published: 10th Jun 2020

The government has failed to act on a range of recommendations to improve disadvantaged people’s life chances in England, according to a new report. The report out today by the Social Mobility Commission warns Whitehall departments have failed to act on a third of its key recommendations in the last seven years. The commission has made 52 specific proposals, since it was launched in 2013, on a range of policy areas, including education, housing and transport. On a third of recommendations (31%) there was no or very little action, according to the report. On almost half (46%) there was some but insufficient progress. Only on a quarter (23%) had strong progress been made or the proposal delivered. According to the report, the responses also exposed the lack of joined-up thinking and activity across Whitehall which is impeding progress on social mobility. The report concludes a dedicated unit should be set … (To read the full article, subscribe below)