Beveridge report at 75 Articles

Neglect at the heart of Beveridge

The one ‘missing giant’ from the founding text of the welfare state was how we deal with care in our society, argues our editorial Tackling inequality is at the very heart of the centre-left and Labour project. It is what has driven our movement since its foundation....

A fundamental rethink needed

New funding, reformed commissioning and a proper industrial policy are the basic requirements of a resilient social care system, argues Matt Dykes Social care matters. It is an essential service that all of us stand a high chance of requiring one day for ourselves or...

A new Marshall plan for the working class

Idleness: Where the right offers grievance, the centre-left needs to offer an answer – and honesty, writes Pat McFadden Take back control’. ‘Make America great again’. Two winning slogans from campaigns that have changed the face of politics in the United Kingdom and...

No less revolutionary

Want: The food bank has replaced the soup kitchen and look permanent as Tory cuts persist When William Beveridge identified ‘want’ as one of his five giants, the memories of soup kitchens, dole queues and children with rickets were fresh in the collective mind. The...