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Social Mobility Commission, State of the Nation report

Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017

There will be a debate on the Social Mobility Commission State of the Nation report. This will take place in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 23rd March.

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The Social Mobility Commission has a duty to promote social mobility in England and provides an independent scrutiny and advocacy role on social mobility in England. The Commission is required to publish an annual report assessing progress on improving social mobility in the United Kingdom – this is the annual “State of the Nation” report.

The State of the Nation 2016: Social Mobility in Great Britain warned that “Britain has a deep social mobility problem which is getting worse for an entire generation of young people”.

As well as noting differences between income groups, it highlighted differences between age cohorts and widening geographical divides.




Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0099

Authors: Matthew Ward; Feargal McGuinness

Topic: Incomes and poverty

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