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Our agenda-setting research identifies the root causes of low social mobility and promotes effective solutions through education and employment.

Since 1997 we've published over 200 reports, many of which have gone on to influence national policy.

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Elites in the UK: Pulling Away?

An analysis of the economic, social and geographic distinctiveness of the UK’s elite.


Date:
22 January 2020
Author:
Katharina Hecht, Daniel McArthur, Mike Savage, Sam Friedman
Parliamentary Privilege 2019

Our analysis of the educational background of the new House of Commons.


Date:
13 December 2019
Author:
Rebecca Montacute, Maariyah Dawood
Social Mobility Polling 2019

Ahead of the General Election, we surveyed the British public on their attitudes to social mobility and opportunity.


Date:
20 November 2019
Author:
The Sutton Trust
Mobility Manifesto 2019

Ahead of the 2019 election campaign, we set out an ambitious agenda to address Britain’s low mobility problem.


Date:
07 November 2019
Author:
The Sutton Trust
Sutton Trust Cabinet Analysis 2019

Our analysis of the educational background of Boris Johnson's new cabinet.


Date:
26 July 2019
Author:
Rebecca Montacute, Ruby Nightingale
Elitist Britain 2019

Analysis of the educational backgrounds of 5,000 of Britain's leading people.


Date:
24 June 2019
Author:
The Sutton Trust
Pay As You Go?

We used YouGov data from thousands of young graduates and employers to paint a detailed picture of graduate internships.


Date:
23 November 2018
Author:
Carl Cullinane, Rebecca Montacute
Unpaid, Unadvertised, Unfair

This brief analyses the latest data to examine the cost of taking an unpaid internship in 2018.


Date:
30 January 2018
Author:
Rebecca Montacute
Cabinet Analysis 2018

Our analysis of the educational background of Theresa May’s 2018 cabinet.


Date:
09 January 2018
Author:
Rebecca Montacute