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Don't have an account? William Beveridge and his Report on Social Insurance and Allied Services of continue to occupy a pivotal position in the history of social security provision not only in Britain and Europe but also in the wider world into the twenty-first century. This chapter examines why the Beveridge Plan and its ideas were so popular and seemingly so authoritative.
Welfare state , concept of government in which the state or a well-established network of social institutions plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of citizens. It is based on the principles of equality of opportunity , equitable distribution of wealth, and public responsibility for those unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions for a good life. The general term may cover a variety of forms of economic and social organization. A fundamental feature of the welfare state is social insurance , a provision common to most advanced industrialized countries e. Such insurance is usually financed by compulsory contributions and is intended to provide benefits to persons and families during periods of greatest need.
The Inter-Departmental Committee, led by Sir William Beveridge, had been tasked with reviewing the operation of social insurance schemes and making recommendations on ways of bringing them together. The final report, known as the Beveridge report , was published on 2 December The final recommendations were representative of Beveridge's own views. At the heart of Beveridge's plan was the creation of a compulsory social insurance scheme, which would provide a level of non-means tested benefit in return for contributions. The insurance scheme would be supported by allowances for dependent children, the establishment of comprehensive health and rehabilitation services and the avoidance of mass-unemployment ie through central government action to promote employment opportunities. There was a specific focus on older people and proposals for a more comprehensive pension to be paid in retirement. Though widely considered a founding father of the NHS, Beveridge said very little about health services, seeing them as a means to a productive economy.
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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. On 10 June Arthur Greenwood , the Labour MP and Minister without Portfolio , announced the creation of an inter-departmental committee which would carry out a survey of Britain's social insurance and allied services:. To undertake, with special reference to the inter-relation of the schemes, a survey of the existing national schemes of social insurance and allied services, including workmen's compensation, and to make recommendations. Beveridge was opposed to "means-tested" benefits. His proposal was for a flat rate universal contribution in exchange for a flat rate universal benefit.
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