England & Wales, Scotland Covid-19 , Welfare and equalities

Is it time for a new Beveridge? Modernising the welfare state post-Covid-19

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Summary

Following recommendations from William Beveridge, the welfare state was introduced in the UK in 1945 to provide social security and a minimum standard of living for ordinary people. This briefing examines the parallels between 1945 and today’s pandemic-challenged society and the arguments for a new Beveridge settlement.

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