Policy paper

Social mobility in Great Britain: state of the nation 2018 to 2019

Sixth annual report from the social mobility commission.



This report assesses the progress that Great Britain has made towards improving social mobility.

It highlights that:

  • inequality is entrenched in Britain, from birth to work
  • being born privileged means you are likely to remain privileged, whilst being born disadvantaged means you may have to overcome barriers to improve you and your children’s social mobility
  • urgent action needs to be taken to help close the privilege gap

This summary document sets out the main findings and recommendations from the full report.

Published 30 April 2019