The Beveridge Report, 1942
Catalogue reference: PREM 4/89/2, pp. 36 and 39


SOCIAL INSURANCE
AND ALLIED SERVICES
Report by
SIR WILLIAM BEVERIDGE
Presented to Parliament by Command of His Majesty
Novermber 1942
LONDON
PUBLISHED BY HIS MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE
To be purchased directly from H.M. STATIONERY OFFICE at the following addresses
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80, Chichester Street, Belfast;
or through any bookseller
1942
Price 2s. 0d. net

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SOCIAL INSURANCE AND ALLIED SERVICES

REPORT BY SIR WILLIAM BEVERIDGE

CONTENTS

PAGE

PART I.

INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY
The Committee's Survey and its Results
5
Three Guiding Principles
6
The Way to Freedom from Want
7
Summary of Plan for Social Security
9
The Nature of Social Insurance
11
Provisional Rates of Benefit and Contribution
14
Unified Social Security and the Changes Involved
15
Procedure of Committee
17
Signature of Report
19
PART II.
THE PRINCIPAL CHANGES PROPOSED AND THEIR REASONS
20
PART III.
THREE SPECIAL PROBLEMS:
Benefit Rates and the Problem of Rent
76
The Problem of Age
90
The Problem of Alternative Remedies
101
PART IV.
THE SOCIAL SECURITY BUDGET
103
PART V.
PLAN FOR SOCIAL SECURITY
Assumptions, Methods and Principles
120
The People and their Needs
122
Benefits and other Insurance Payments
127
Compulsory Insurance Contributions
137
National Assistance
141
Voluntary Insurance
143
Administration
145
Provisional Rates of Benefit and Contribution
150
PART VI.
SOCIAL SECURITY AND SOCIAL POLICY  
  Assumption A: Children's Allowances
154
  Assumption B: Comprehensive Health and Rehabilitation Services
158
  Assumption C: Maintenance of Employment

163

  Abolition of Want as a Practicable Post-War Aim
165
  Planning for Peace in War
170

APPENDICES
A.
MEMORANDUM BY THE GOVERNMENT ACTUARY
173
B.
SURVEY OF EXISTING SCHEMES
211
C.
LIST OF ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS (OTHER THAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS) SUBMITTING WRITTEN OR ORAL EVIDENCE
247
D.
THE PROBLEM OF INDUSTRIAL ASSURANCE
249
E.
ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF VARIOUS FORMS OF INSURANCE
277
F.
SOME COMPARISONS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES
287
G.
MEMORANDA FROM ORGANISATIONS (printed separately) (Comd. 6405. price 2s. 0d.)  

A detailed table of Contents, with a list of statistical tables, is given on pages 294 - 299.

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