Not since the early 20th century has society in Britain been so unequal. Birth and not worth has become more and more a key determinant about peoples life chances. It’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be getting any better, the gap between the super wealthy and the rest of society has widened, so has the opportunity for the privileged, well-connected families.
Which side of society are you on? Are you finding it difficult to break into professional employment or are you using your money and contacts to give your children a head start? Parents are actually trading intern-ships among themselves with deals like “you have my daughter for two weeks in your law firm and I take your son for two weeks in my bank.”
Richard Bilton investigates the barriers that are stopping people climbing the economic ladder and the unseen advantages that the affluent pass on to their kids. He reveals the basics like contacts and work experience that effectively rules some people in and most of us out. He’ll be asking, who gets the best jobs?