A Social State
What would a 2015 Social State look like? This policy area draws together Class's work on the new role of the welfare state in 2015 Britain.
Seventy years ago the Beveridge Report announced the pursuit of a new settlement, one that would dramatically change the structure of Britain for the better. With this in mind, what can Beveridge’s analysis of society teach us about the Giant Evils of today and how can we use this to chart an alternative course for a welfare state - or Social State - fit for 2015?
This policy area will look at a range of welfare state concerns from education to welfare, employment to housing and health and universalism.
For more in depth information on this project click here: A Social State for 2015
- In place of fear: It’s time to tackle alarming health inequalities
- The case for a Land Value Tax
- Involuntary idleness represents a massive waste of economic resources
- We need to challenge the myths that poison attempts at progressive change
- Why we need a political campaign to reinstate the NHS
- It’s time for new priorities to tackle want
- Investment in social housing - the best way out of today’s squalor
- The bedroom tax - a prime example that class politics are still relevant
- Reviving the Beveridge vision of a Social State
- Stop pushing people into poverty and get serious about job creation
- Social State: Who are the real scroungers?
- Social State: The Most Important Part of the Welfare State: The NHS
- Social State: Austerity - An Exercise in Divide and Rule
- Social State: Exploding the scrounger myth
- Social State: The return of squalor
- Social State: Reclaiming Education for All
- Health inequalities widen as rising mortality and falling life expectancy buck long-term trends
- It’s time for a political response to attacks on universal health care
- Class and Child Poverty Action Group call for new priorities to tackle poverty
- The housing crisis – Time for a heavy dose of realism
- Zoe Williams paper launches new Class series – A Social State for 2015
- Re-defining Beveridge’s Giant Evils – Charting an Alternative Course for the Welfare State