Tags: social mobility

Lack of social mobility in UK holding millions of people back, says TUC

The UK’s poor track record of social mobility means that people’s life chances are too dependent on their parents’ income, rather than their own education and ability, says the TUC as it publishes a new report on social mobility. The TUC report warns that the UK has the joint highest level of earnings persistence –…

Milburn: ”Social mobility – where is it?”

Too many professions are full of middle class people and genuine social mobility is severely limited, the former Labour health secretary Alan Milburn has concluded in a new report. As social mobility adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Milburn said there needed to be a “galvanised effort” and a “bigger drive” to make…

New toolkit to measure progress of social mobility in the workplace

Businesses looking to improve social diversity in the workplace can take advantage of a toolkit launched by the campaigning group Professions for Good. Researched by Spada, the Social Mobility Toolkit for the Professions provides practical recommendations for employers, professional bodies and regulators on how to develop and monitor social mobility in their organisation. The 52-page…