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Government policies on social mobility

Published Monday, July 10, 2017

A debate will be held on government policies on social mobility in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 11 July at 2:30pm. The subject for the debate has been chosen by Lucy Powell MP.

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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 published Time For Change: An Assessment of Government Policies on Social Mobility 1997-2017 in June 2017.

The report notes that “After two decades of shared endeavour, it is worth asking how far those worthy political sentiments have been translated into positive social outcomes.”

It then goes on to examine what future public policy agenda should be, and makes a series of recommendations to government.

Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0137

Authors: Grahame Allen; Gloria Tyler

Topic: Incomes and poverty

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