modern welfare state

Despite legislation and policy there are persistent inequalities in the UK. What is the modern welfare system and why do inequalities exist despite its creation?

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... events left modern Britain with a number of challenges in the fight for social justice and equality of opportunity. For example, the Beveridge report of 1942 and the subsequent flurry of legislation in the wake of the World War II put in place a new social security system, the National Health System (NHS) and the Education Act which laid the basis for the modern British welfare state (CLG 2007).

Post World War II legislative reforms aimed to provide to everyone residing in the UK, whether British or not, free access to health, to education, and to social security benefits to cover ...