William Beveridge (1879-1963)

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  • the liberal prime minister, David Lloyd Geroge had already introduced a wide range of welfare services sponsered by the state by the time Beveridge produced his report in 1942
  • unlike earlier liberals, Beveridge didn't fear the extension of state intervention in society, nor was he overly concerned by the need to raise finance through taxation, although the idea that the state should take compulsory collections from working people would have been unthinkable for 19th C. liberals

His report:

  • two main elements of his philosophy enabled him to retain his liberal credentials:

1) his argument that


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