Tackling squalor: the pivotal role of social housing

Bowie, Duncan (2013) Tackling squalor: the pivotal role of social housing. Working Paper. Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class), London. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

December 2012 marked the 70th anniversary of the Beveridge Report, significant not only for its content but also for its context. In the midst of World War II, with a budget deficit and national debt that makes today’s look negligible, the Report laid the basis for the radical reforms introduced by the Labour Government in 1945. If war-time Britain could summon up the energy and hope to build a better world in 1945, this generation certainly can too. 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, this series of work looks at what Beveridge’s analysis of society can teach us about the Giant Evils of today and how we use this to chart an alternative course for a welfare state - or Social State - fit for a new settlement in 2015. This paper was commissioned as part of the series to address the Giant Evil of ‘squalor’ and propose new policy priorities for housing after the next election.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Policy paper
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2015 08:59
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2015 09:08
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/15235

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