Future First responds to report by the Centre for Economic Performance

Responding to comments by the Centre for Economic Performance, 22 11 2019, calling for radical reforms to tackle Britain’s social mobility problem, Beth Goddard, Future First Director of Programmes, said,

‘Future First supports the Centre for Economic Performance conclusions that there are profound and persistent economic regional divides in the UK which affect young people’s life chances. Education inequality is driven by low social mobility and it is vital to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed in a career of their choice, regardless of their background.

‘While Future First welcomes government initiatives like opportunity area funding, everyone can play a role in improving state school students’ work and further education prospects by volunteering to act as relatable role models offering careers support at their former school or college.’