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180. A NEW BEVERIDGE REPORT: remaking the welfare state

Season 1, Ep. 180

Hello! In 1942 William Beveridge published the report that shaped Britain’s welfare state. We’re asking what lessons it offers us nearly 80 years on. Journalist Nicholas Timmins talks us through the history of the original report then LSE’s Tania Burchardt explains how to fix the holes in our welfare safety net today.


And for World Book Day we’re chatting to author, vet and children’s TV presenter, Jess French.

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