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Who gets ahead?

Taskforce to boost socio-economic diversity at senior levels in UK Financial and Professional services.

In order to boost productivity and levelling up opportunities, HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy commissioned the City of London Corporation to lead a two-year independent taskforce. This taskforce intended to improve socio-economic diversity at senior levels in UK financial and professional services. 

The taskforce had a vision of ‘equity of progression’ – where high performance is valued over ‘fit’ and ‘polish’.

Although the Taskforce has ended, its aims have not. Going forward, we want to see the sector working collectively to follow the Recommendations Report and Five-Point Pathway and use Who Gets Ahead: The Business Base report to drive action. Join Progress Together if you are in the financial services sector, and continue to share stories of your social mobility journey.

Through doing this, together, we can break the class barrier in the financial and professional services sector.

Watch this clip to see why change is needed.