The Beveridge Report
In the middle of the Second World War, Sir William Beveridge was asked to research the quality of life for the British people could be improved in post-war Britain. He identified 5 social giant evils that plagued Britain: Want, Squalor, Idleness, Disease, Idleness. In order to deal with these problems, Beveridge recommended new principles upon which psot-war Britain should be built:
- universality- all people eligible for benefits.
- a national health system of insurance- all the workers and employees would apy into a scheme to provide sickness benefit so that there would be no nead for charity.
- family allowande- for kids
In July 1945, a Labour government was swept to poer and began to implement Beveridges recommendations. These includedL
- Family Allowances Act,1945-a allowance of 5 shillings per week per child in any family.
- National Insurance Act,1946- benefits for any worker who was unemployed, injured or sick.
- National Health service…