Social mobility: what really holds people back?

As A-level results day approaches, Victoria Bateman urges the next generation of students to believe in themselves and ignore the ‘careless talk’ At this time of the year, when GCSE and A-level results are announced, young people across the country are thinking ahead and planning their future.

If you are a parent, you could be excused for feeling even more anxious this year than any other. Talk of rising inequality and declining social mobility, regularly discussed in the press , can make future prospects seem bleak. If we want to maximise the chances of the next generation, we therefore need […]