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'Class pay gap' in Britain shows snobbery persists

Govt report shows professionals with working-class backgrounds make, on average, £6,800 less a year than their colleagues from more privileged families

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Mr Milburn says he will send details of the findings of the Social Mobility Commission to employers and expects them to take action to end the shocking class earnings penalty. This research provides powerful new evidence that Britain remains a deeply elitist society, he says.

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