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Taxation after the Second World War

Commuters crossing London Bridge in 1951.
Commuters crossing London Bridge in 1951.

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)
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