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01/12/1942 U.K. unveils welfare overhaul


Sir William Beveridge explains his proposals for a Welfare State - 2 December 1942


Sir William Beveridge Talks To Pathe Gazette (1942)


Post-WW2 Development of British Welfare State

The so-called Beveridge Report influenced the founding of the welfare state in the UK. It was introduced by the economist William Beveridge, who proposed reforms address squalor, ignorance, want, idleness, and disease. The reforms led to the expansion of National Insurance and the creation of the National Health Service.
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