Social Mobility Commission

Young Muslims And The 'Broken Promise' Of Social Mobility

Jacqueline Stevenson | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK
Jacqueline Stevenson

This waste of talent and ability is a disgrace. Our research found that young Muslims are often aspirational, ambitious, hardworking, young people who are often not being given the opportunity to fulfill their potential. It is time for robust and immediate intervention from Government, schools, universities and employers to create an equal playing field.

Could A Devolved Regional Approach Be The Magic Bullet To Tackle Social Mobility In The UK?

Dr Franz Buscha | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK
Dr Franz Buscha

The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) recently released a new report examining 20 years of government efforts to tackle social mobility in the UK. Cove...

Closing The Social Mobility Gap

Chris Jones | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK
Chris Jones

Amidst the political drama of the last few weeks, you may have missed the publication of three thought-provoking reports on social mobility. But anyon...

If Not Now, When? Creating A Social Mobility Revolution

John Williams | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK
John Williams

We know more needs to be done and through tracking and discussing issues we can begin to break down the roadblocks to create routes for success for others. And that's why government, academia, business and the public sector need to align views and best practice. It's a long-term goal and I hope that by 2037 the Commission will be writing about the Social Mobility Revolution.

Britain's Young Are On The Wrong Side Of A Great Unfairness

Paul Gregg | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Gregg

Britain's deep social mobility problem - in terms of huge differences in life chances within generations - was perhaps made tolerable by the twentieth century promise that each generation would be better off. But the young are finding that this promise is now being broken.

Parenting With Heart And Backbone To Improve Social Mobility

Nick Haisman-Smith | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics
Nick Haisman-Smith

By supporting programmes to improve children's social and emotional health in parallel at school and in the home, the Government can help parents and educators to improve life outcomes for children, protect against mental health issues, raise academic attainment, and give children the skills to live emotionally healthy lives.

On Being A Working Class Academic: A Personal Reflection

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Sadly though I'm not convinced that things will change in the foreseeable future but if we can get people thinking and talking about class once more, then maybe we can begin to shake up this deeply elitist society and really begin to address how it detrimentally impacts so many of our lives. Both inside and outside 'the academy'.

For Britain's Young People Social Mobility Is Only Getting Worse, Not Better

Alan Milburn | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Milburn

The Commission I chair hopes those reforms can be captured by government in A Ten Year Plan for Social Reform. It will take time and effort, as well as new thinking and new approaches, to create a level playing field of opportunity in our country. But that should be the holy grail of public policy, the priority for government and the cause which unites the nation to action.