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Beveridge Report

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Sir William Beveridge Talks To Pathe Gazette (1942)

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WELFARE / POLITICS - Announcement of the Beveridge report, with speech by Sir William Beve...(1942)

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WELFARE / POLITICS - Announcement of the Beveridge report, with speech by Sir William Beve...(1942)

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WELFARE / POLITICS - Announcement of the Beveridge report, with speech by Sir William Beve...(1942)

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The Beveridge Report sand by Being Heard singers at CPM

The Beveridge Report, officially entitled Social Insurance and Allied Services, is a government report, published in November 1942, influential in the founding of the welfare state in the United Kingdom. It was drafted by the Liberal economist William Beveridge, who proposed widespread reforms to the system of social welfare to address what he identified as five "Giant Evils" in society: squalor, ignorance, want, idleness, and disease. Published in the midst of World War II, the report promised rewards for everyone's sacrifices. Overwhelmingly popular with the public, it formed the basis for the post-war reforms known as the Welfare State, which include the expansion of National Insurance and the creation of the National Health Service.
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