First published: 05 November Reviewing two of the latest reports by social mobility tsar, Alan Milburn and ‘social justice’ champion, Iain Duncan Smith . Alan Milburn’s social mobility report – summary · • Lunchtime summary · • Afternoon summary. Alan Milburn is publishing his report on social mobility. Photograph: Matthew Fearn/PA. am: .. MichaelWhite (@MichaelWhite) May 30, Milburn’s report – the first of three on social mobility commissioned by In , nine out of 10 of those companies were offering vacancies in.

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We could uncover little systematic effort on the part of the socail profession to address this palpable unfairness”. Politics live with Andrew Sparrow index. As for the rest of the papers, here are some stories that are particularly interesting.

I will be voting for Jane Kennedy because I want a police commissioner that I can work with. You can’t turn around something as complex as the lack of social mobility in Britain overnight.

He found that of the universities in the country, on average only 19 are targeted by the UK’s leading professional employers as part of their graduate recruitment drives.

Join Guardian political correspondent Andrew Sparrow as he brings you all the day’s political stories live from Westminster and beyond. The short answer is not yet. If you want to follow me on Twitter, I’m on AndrewSparrow. In the unlikely event of a disagreement between job sharing MPs, their votes would cancel each other out and they could decide not to vote. Lord Browne points out that when he first realised he was gay, in at boarding school, homosexuality was illegal, though the law was abolished when he went to Cambridge.

Vince Cable at the Leveson Inquiry Photograph: It says that in recent years parties have made “some progress” in selecting more women and candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds, but that more needs to be down to attract candidates from poor backgrounds. If social mobility is to become anything other than a pipedream they will have to open up. Freedom of information requests made by the Financial Times have established that only three out of 17 cars in the Brussels and Washington embassies were built in this country.


He believed would-be MPs were deterred from standing for office by the potential intrusion into their private lives. Prospective job sharing MPs would work out in advance how they would resolve these differences if they occurred and let people know they had arrangements in place for resolving differences of opinion.

Milburn will call for employers to follow the example of the last two governments in moving civil service jobs to the regions. Doctors have voted in favour of taking industrial action over the Sociwl pension reforms, the British Medical Association announced today. But, having now had the chance to have a look at Milburn’s full report pdfit is obvious that this silver lining is wrapped around a rather dark cloud. We’ll be picking up the pace and keeping the pressure on in the coming months to get more companies flying the flag for fairness as well as looking at what more the government can and should do.

Child poverty set to rise, says social mobility commission – BBC News

Join Guardian political correspondent Andrew Sparrow as he brings you all the day’s political stories live from Westminster and beyond Latest: What they lacked was local leadership. If there is transparency accountability follows. Skip to main content. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

There is a real opportunity. The profession itself recognises that the skills which modern doctors require include far greater understanding of the social and economic backgrounds of the people they serve. Fixing the economy and helping David Cameron succeed are the two prerequisites of Mr Osborne eventually becoming Tory leader. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. David Cameron has developed a ‘special relationship’ with Tony Blair, holding at least eight conversations with him on how to run the country.

What these regions have going for them from an employer’s perspective is there is a youthful labour market and a cheaper labour market. The justice secretary told the Leveson Inquiry politicians were influenced by a “noisier and noisier” press, claiming newspapers could “drive weak governments like sheep”.


The question posed by this report is whether the growth in professional employment is producing a social mobility dividend for our country. The senior ranks of the professions are a closed shop. There needs to be a step change in professions like medicine, journalism and politics.

Fair access to professional careers: a progress report

Vince Cable, the business secretary, and Kenneth Clarke, the justice secretary, give evidence to the Leveson inquiry. Alsn my view, we should be working overtime to correct it.

Ms Greening’s department is also devising a new price register so consumers can go online to find the cheapest petrol and diesel — and see who is ripping them off. And in an exclusive interview with The Sun, she said she will enforce it unless sociak start delivering cheaper fuel “in days”. Fair Access to Professional Careers: In seven countries, it can carry the death penalty. Andy Coulson, David Cameron’s former communications director, has been detained by Scottish police in connection with an alleged offence of perjury, STV is reporting.

The further up the profession you go, the more socially exclusive it becomes. Home Society and culture Community and society. With voting, the vast majority of votes are taken on the basis of whips or party manifesto commitments.

The economy was becoming more professional, more white-collar jobs created, demands [increased] for higher quality, higher skill level and the sucking up of labour into the white-collar, better-paid jobs. Maybe where the government has led, the professions can follow. And are set to go on doing so. That injustice is primarily a British re;ort, shipped abroad in the days of the empire.

The report looks at the opportunities available to individuals from different backgrounds to enter and progress in professional careers.