Deputy Prime Minsiter to champion Social Mobility
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to lead government efforts to improve social mobility, he announced today. In a speech hosted by the think-tank CentreForum, the Deputy Prime Minister also confirmed the appointment of former Labour MP Alan Milburn to undertake independent, annual reviews of progress towards a more socially mobile society.
The Deputy Prime Minister said that although budget cuts are needed, the Government is committed to investing in a fairer future. In the UK, a child’s future is still substantially driven by their parents’ occupation, income and education – rather than by the child’s own talent, ability and effort.
Source: Cabinet Office Newsroom