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What we do

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The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) exists to create a United Kingdom where the circumstances of birth do not determine outcomes in life.

We are responsible for:

  • publishing an annual report setting out our views on the progress made towards improving social mobility in the United Kingdom
  • promoting social mobility in England, for example, by supporting employers, the professions, universities and schools to play their part in promoting social mobility
  • carrying out and publishing research in relation to social mobility
  • providing advice to ministers (at their request) on how to improve social mobility in England – this advice must then be published

Read our latest Business Plan

The Commission publishes an annual Business Plan, setting out our key areas of focus for the coming year. To find out more about what we do, read or download it below.

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