Articles from Social Mobility Commission

Top 75 UK employers for social mobility revealed

23 employers enter the top list for the first time – including MI6

National Living Wage to apply to 21 year olds

The Chancellor yesterday (30 Sept) announced his intention to lower the age threshold for the National Living Wage to 21, accepting advice from the Low Pay Commission.

Extra-curricular activities, soft skills and social mobility: Huge disparities in participation of extra curricular activities depending on social background

Children from the wealthiest backgrounds are 3 times more likely to take up music classes out of school hours than children from the poorest backgrounds. There is also a 20% participation gap in sport, a new report by the Social Mobility Commission reveals today (Friday 19 July).

Compensation for flexible workers facing cancelled shifts

Millions of flexible workers will benefit from new rights and extra protections if they lose out on work, under proposed government reforms.

Open consultation: Good Work Plan: one-sided flexibility - addressing unfair flexible working practices

Summary We are seeking views on the proposals made by the Low Pay Commission, to address the issue of ‘one-sided flexibility’.