Articles from Social Mobility Commission

Unpaid internships are damaging to social mobility

New poll reveals that the majority of the UK public support a legal ban on unpaid internships and unpaid work experience lasting more than 4 weeks.

Low pay and progression in the labour market

Analysis finds that Britain's low-paid workers are permanently stuck in low-paid jobs, and that social mobility in the UK will stall without action.

Research and analysis: Low pay and labour progression: the 'Great Escape'

This research looks at trends in low pay over several decades.

Young Muslims in the UK face enormous social mobility barriers

Report finds that young Muslims are less likely to succeed in the labour market than any other faith group.

Research and analysis: Social mobility challenges faced by young Muslims

Report into young Muslims' perceptions and experiences of growing up and seeking work in Britain.

Research and analysis: Low-cost home ownership schemes

Research looking at government low-cost home ownership schemes and their effect on social mobility.

Government housing schemes have little impact on social mobility

Report finds that many low-cost government backed home ownership schemes are most likely to benefit better-off buyers

The future of the Social Mobility Commission

DfE today (23 May) published the Government response to the Education Select Committee report into the future of the Social Mobility Commission

Fifth State of the Nation Report: Social mobility in Great Britain - Sector Response

Social mobility in Great Britain: Report highlights the stark social mobility postcode lottery that exists in Britain  The fifth annual 'State of the nation' report from the Social Mobility Commission was published today (28 Nov).

Top 50 UK employers for social mobility

The top 50 UK employers who have taken the most action to improve social mobility in the workplace are announced today (Wednesday 21 June) in what is believed to be the world’s first ever social mobility employer index.

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