Social Mobility

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 17th July 2018.

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Photo of Adam Afriyie Adam Afriyie Conservative, Windsor

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps her Department has taken to increase levels of social mobility.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

I refer you to my previous answer to the member for Witham in the House on 21 May, volume 641, column 552. https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-05-21/debates/3F200720-92F6-4F4B-A1E1-AF6454B09F5B/SocialMobility

Through our reforms to the welfare system, we have increased the number of people in employment to a record 32.39m, including increases across historically under-represented groups, and in doing so we have reduced the number of children living in workless households by around 600,000.

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