Press release

million+ comments on social mobility reports

20 Oct 2014

The university think tank million+ has welcomed the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (SMCPC) State of the Nation report and another from the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) ‘Who accounts for social mobility?’ published on 20 October. The publications analyse the Government’s social mobility strategy to date and pose key challenges for all the political parties in the run-up to the general election.

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ said: "Progress on social mobility requires government to do much more to challenge the ‘who you know’ culture which continues to dominate access to some jobs and careers in Britain. These reports challenge all political parties to change their tune and address the root causes of inequality.

“There is no excuse for politicians who continue to be silent on the value of those universities which accredit workplace learning, have strong partnerships with the professions and each year provide opportunities for thousands of students who are the first in their family to study for a degree."


Notes to Editors
1. For further information or to arrange an interview, contact Rochelle Owusu- Antwi, Press and Communications Officer, million+ on 020 7717 1658 / 07527 336 795 or email
2. million+ is a leading university think-tank. More information can be found at
3. The full SMCPC ‘State of the Nation’ report can be found here.
4. The full ACCA report ‘Who accounts for social mobility?’ can be found here.