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UK professionals from working-class backgrounds are paid £6,800 less on average each year than those from more affluent families, a study has found. The class pay gap was highest in finance at £13,713, the research by the Social Mobility Commission concluded. The medical profession saw the next highest gap at £10,218, followed by information technology at £4,736. Commission chairman Alan Milburn said the 17% average pay gap showed the UK remained a "deeply elitist" society.

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