"The Beveridge Report" was the blueprint for the welfare state in Britain
The government is planning a major overhaul of the Welfare System - with some people claiming it will be the biggest change for those on benefits in 60 years.
But is this all hype? Do ministers really have the appetite for root-and-branch reform or is this just more tinkering around the edges?
On Wednesday night Newsnight is posing the question - is the Welfare System still fit for purpose?
Let us know what you think..
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