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The Beveridge Report was presented by its author, Sir William Beveridge, to the British parliament in November 1942. It provided a summary of principles necessary to banish poverty and 'want' from Britain

The Beveridge Report, published in 1942, aimed to tackle five 'giant' problems in Britain; Ignorance, Want, Disease, Squalor and Idleness.

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The Beveridge report revisited: where now for the welfare state?

The Beveridge report revisited: where now for the welfare state? | Society Professionals | The Guardian

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The Beveridge Report: 'The Way to Freedom from Want' - On 1 December 1942 the wartime coalition government published a report entitled 'Social Insurance and Allied Services'. It had been written by Sir William Beveridge, a highly regarded economist and expert on unemployment problems. The Beveridge Report quickly became the blueprint for the modern British welfare state. More than 40 years later, even a white paperGlossary - opens new window on social security drafted by Margaret Thatcher's…

Doctors' poll on NHS - The principle of state intervention was established more firmly during the period between 1914 and 1945. During the Second World War, for example, the government introduced free school meals and milk. In addition to the Beveridge Report, it also sponsored (in 1944) white papersGlossary - opens new window on education, strategies for achieving full employment, and the creation of a national health service. These changing attitudes to social policy in wartime Britain…

Me recordaba a los déspotas renacentistas por su carencia de principios y su disposición a utilizar cualquier método, a pesar de que no empleara su florido lenguaje; simplemente "sí" o "no", aunque sólo podías fiarte del "no". CLEMENT ATTLEE en referencia a Stalin