The Beveridge Report, 75 years on. Slaying the 'five giants': past, present and future

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Wednesday 29 November 2017, 06:00pm

Location Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX

The Royal Statistical Society(RSS) and the Nuffield Foundation are jointly staging this event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of the Beveridge Report - the foundation-stone of Britain’s post-war welfare state.

Its author, William Beveridge, sought to address the ‘five giants’ which, in his view, threatened the UK’s post-war reconstruction - namely ‘want’, ‘ignorance’, ‘disease’, ‘squalor’ and ‘idleness’.

Beveridge was then RSS’s President. His report was based on a huge amount of statistical evidence and is often seen as an example of evidence-based policy-making at its best. The implementation of the Beveridge Report led to, for example, the creation of the National Health Service.

This RSS / Nuffield Foundation event will be based around a keynote lecture by a former Health Secretary, Rt Hon Alan Milburn, who now chairs the Social Mobility Commission.

It will be followed by a drinks reception in RSS’s Council Chamber.

Please register your place here.

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Organiser Name Iain Wilton

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Organising Group(s) Royal Statistical Society / The Nuffield Foundation





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