Published: 1st May 2019

The government needs to take urgent action to tackle social mobility in Britain, which was remained ‘virtually stagnant’ for the last five years, according to a new report. The Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation 2018 report warns that inequality is now ‘entrenched’ in Britain and that ‘being born privileged still means you remain privileged’. The report warns that social mobility has remained ‘virtually stagnant’ in Britain since 2014. Four years ago, almost two thirds (59%) of those from professional backgrounds were in professional jobs, rising to 60% last year. According to the report, people from better off backgrounds are almost 80% more likely to be in a professional job than their working-class counterparts. And people from working-class backgrounds move regions less and are less likely to relocate to London, where the largest proportion of new jobs in this country are created. It adds that those from working-class backgrounds … (To read the full article, subscribe below)