Independent columnist Alice Jones reflected on our Leading People research
Social mobility is dead, or resting at the very least. The Sutton Trust’s “Leading People 2016” survey has found – to the surprise of none – that the UK’s leading professions, including law, politics, medicine and journalism, are dominated by a privately educated elite. Only seven per cent of the population are educated at private schools but they turn out 74 per cent of judges, 71 per cent of barristers, 50 per cent of the current Cabinet and 67 per cent of British Oscar winners.
Read her full column here