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Taxation after the Second World War

Commuters crossing London Bridge in 1951.
Commuters crossing London Bridge in 1951.
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The economic problems Britain faced at the end of the Second World War were different from those of 1918. Adjustments to the tax system were a means of achieving post-war economic recovery.

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Further reading

  • Land, A., Lowe, R. & Whiteside, N., The Development of the Welfare State 1939-1951. A Guide to Document in the Public Record Office (London: HMSO, 1992)
  • Bridgen & Lowe, R., Welfare Policy under the Conservatives 1951-1964. A Guide to Documents in the Public Record Office (Kew, Public Record Office, 1998)
  • Glennerster, H., British Social Policy 1945 to the Present (Oxford: Blackwell, 2007)
  • Brown, J., The Welfare State: A Critical History (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995)