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PRESS RELEASE : Shocking extent of Class Pay Gap revealed [November 2022]

The press release issued by the Social Mobility Foundation on 13 November 2022.

The Department for Opportunities (DO), our campaigns and advocacy arm, has today released research that reveals the shocking extend of the UK’s Class Pay Gap.

Professionals from working-class backgrounds are being paid an average of £6,718 less than peers from middle-class backgrounds.

Read the full research on the Department for Opportunities website.

The research was exclusively covered by The Observer here, accompanied with an opinion piece by our Chair, the Rt Hon. Alan Milburn, here.

To bring to life the horror of classism in the workplace, DO has created its first piece of short-form entertainment STAY DOWN featuring Michael Socha and Jo Hartley with Jonathan Hyde.

It follows DO’s first campaign on the Class Pay Gap last year which created the Class Pay Gap Day. The 2022 Class Pay Gap day is 14 November 2022.