Young girl standing outside 10 Downing Street

Impossible?

Social mobility and the seemingly unbreakable class ceiling.

Impossible?

This report reveals that, through a mere accident of birth, poorer young people find doors closed and paths to the top blocked again and again and again.

At every stage of their lives – from cradle to college to career – new hurdles to social mobility appear that simply don’t exist for those from more advantaged backgrounds, making it virtually impossible for them to break through the so-called ‘class ceiling’ and reach as high as their talents allow.

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