Sean Coughlan and David Brown cover the Sutton Trust and Social Mobility Commission’s Elitist Britain 2019 research in an article for the BBC.
A social mobility charity says top professions in the UK are still unduly dominated by people who have gone through private schools and Oxford and Cambridge universities.
The Sutton Trust and Social Mobility Commission analysed the educational background of 5,000 people in top jobs.
It found these influential people were five times more likely to be privately educated than the average population.
Trust chairman Sir Peter Lampl warned of an “increasingly divided society”.
The study, Elitist Britain, looked at the schools and universities attended by 5,000 high achievers at the top of business, politics, the media, public organisations, creative industries and sport.