According to the Social Mobility Commission’s ‘State of the Nation’ report, inequality is now entrenched in Britain. It requires urgent government action to tackle one of the great ‘burning injustices’, which Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to confront.

Based on a comprehensive trawl of government data and official statistics, the Commission finds that social mobility has been stagnant for many years with a “wide gap in school attainment and income between the rich and the poor”.

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