KPMG responds to State of the Nation 2017 report from the Social Mobility Commission
Commenting on the findings of the Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation report
Commenting on the findings of the Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation report, published today, Jenny Baskerville, head of social mobility for KPMG said:
“The State of the Nation Report pulls no punches on the geography of disadvantage currently present in the UK. This ‘postcode lottery’ has long been a structural problem in this country and the Commission’s recommendations for greater investment, and better integration between employers and educators locally are proactive measures which could make a real difference. Having already worked with over 130 primary and secondary schools and colleges in deprived areas nationally, at KPMG we have seen the positive impact this sort of engagement can bring.
“Through the Industrial Strategy, the Government has committed to supporting people of all ages and backgrounds to develop the skills they need to succeed. Businesses across the country must now seize this opportunity and engage with the Government, schools and colleges to help equip young people from all backgrounds with these skills and in doing so, realise their full potential.”