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...es adopted immediately after the war it is clear that they were highly influenced by the Beveridge report. Mainly so through the implementation of Beveridge’s assumptions of the provision of family allowances, the creation of National Insurance and the implementation of a comprehensive health service. The Beveridge report further influenced the social reforms of Labour by providing a list of evils to be eradicated to which the Atlee’s government acted upon with varied success. To conclude, it is a fact that although the actual systems implemented diverged over the years from the model contained in the Beveridge report, the sheer impact that Beveridge had in shaping the post war welfare state was profound. In any case, without Beveridge and his organised plan of action, it is safe to say that the British welfare state would be different to that we know of today.
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