UK has ‘low social mobility’ and is run by private school elite — report

Britain’s most influential people are five times more likely to have been to a fee-paying school and social mobility in the UK is “low and not improving,” according to newly released research.

Nearly two-fifths (39%) of the country’s leading figures in government, business, the media and sport attended independent schools compared to the population at large (7%) according to “Elitist Britain”, a study by the Sutton Trust.

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