Britain has never quite achieved its welfare state. A fair amount of foundation-laying and construction work was done by the 1945 Labour Government, but little further progress was made in the 1950s. During the sixties the half-built edifice became the victim of persistent sniping although no major frontal attack was mounted against the social services.


Social Security Social Service Local Authority Welfare State National Assistance 
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