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TUC Congress 2013: Achieving a Social State

Seventy years ago the Beveridge Report announced the pursuit of a new settlement that would dramatically change the structure of Britain for the better. With this in mind, Class examined what Beveridge’s analysis could teach us about society today.

Now, at a time when criticism of the infamous “benefits’ culture”, from politicians and journalists alike, is at its height this debate is more relevant than ever.

This is why Class is holding an event at TUC Congress to explore a modern take on Beveridge's analysis of society, expose and counter the dangerous welfare myths prevalent in the tabloids and set out an alternative course for a welfare state - or Social State - fit for a new settlement in 2015.

Come along and have your say!

Speakers include

Chair: Tim Roache - Yorkshire and North Derbyshire Regional Secretary of the GMB, elected Chair of Yorkshire and the Humber Regional TUC and elected President of Class

Professor Danny Dorling - University of Oxford

Christine Blower - NUT General Secretary

Ellie Mae O'Hagan - Unite the Union Community Branch, Guardian Comment is Free journalist, Class

Owen Jones - Independent columnist

Come along to join in the debate and pick up a free copy of Class's welfare mythbuster - Exposing the Myths of Welfare