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Social mobility: Class pay gap found in UK professions

BBC’s Katherine Sellgren reports on recent findings from the Social Mobility Commission. Research carried out by academics from the London School of Economics and University College London found that UK professionals from working-class backgrounds are paid £6,800 less on average each year than those from more affluent families. The 17% average pay gap highlighted how Read More

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Privately educated graduates ‘earn more’ than state school colleagues

BBC News education reporter, Katherine Sellgren, discusses the report on private pay progression published by the Sutton Trust and upReach. The study found that privately educated UK graduates in high status jobs earn more than their state school counterparts. Not only did those who attended fee-pay schools earn an average of £4,500 or more three Read More