In this series of four programmes on the British state,
John Lloyd explores the new ideas that will determine the politics of the next decade.
2: The Cost of Caring Post-war thinking on the state has been overturned. The old ideas of the centrally planned state have collapsed. Nowhere is this more evident than in the welfare state. The
Beveridge ideal was based on the nuclear family and regular work patterns.
Now times have changed and the British people themselves are turning to new solutions.
Producer Gwyneth Williams
Contributors Unknown: John Lloyd
Producer: Gwyneth Williams