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State of the Nation 2016: Social Mobility in Great Britain

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission publishes its fourth annual report – “The State of the Nation” – which warns Britain has a “deep social mobility problem which is getting worse for an entire generation of young people”.


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

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Social Mobility Commission

The Social Mobility Commission is an advisory non-departmental public body established under the Life Chances Act 2010 as modified by the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. It has a duty to assess progress in improving social mobility in the UK and to promote social mobility in England. It consists of up to ten commissioners, supported by a small secretariat.


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