Georgia discusses the Autumn Statement:

“The scrapping of maintenance grants and the proposed increase in tuition fees for teacher training will have an adverse effect on the poorest students and further damage social mobility. Our latest report shows that financial stress can be a factor in mental health problems and trigger additional wellbeing needs. We need to be looking at which young people are being employed and where. How many working-class young people are recruited into top companies? Numerous reports indicate that the class ceiling is alive and well, with some employers using a ‘poshness’ test when recruiting, favouring well-travelled individuals with ‘well-spoken’ accents. How will the government tackle the invisible barriers that working-class young people face when seeking employment?” Georgia Rigg

Read full article on The Guardian website here.