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Helping people to achieve what they are capable of

The PM has set out his plan for extending opportunity in Britain, with ‘stronger families, improved education and a welfare system that helps people into work’.  In a keynote speech, the PM said there was a persistent failure by previous governments to deal with stalled social mobility and a lack of economic opportunity for many people.

The PM set out 3 key strands of work:

  • Stronger families
  • First-class education
  • Well-paid jobs
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