Edward Heath's Premiership 1970 - 1974

A summary of Edward Heath's government.

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  • EDWARD HEATH'S PREMIERSHIP 1970 - 1974
    • Advocated the free-market initially; possibly a break from consensus?
      • Did a U-turn in 1972 to try and save a number of failing industries and tackle inflation. Rolls-Royce and Upper Clyde Shipbuilders rescued by large government subsidies.
    • INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT 1971
      • Essentially an extension of 'In Place of Strife'
      • Court created to judge the validity of strikes
    • Anthony Barber the Chancellor
      • Scraps Prices and Incomes Board
    • Thatcher snatches milk
    • Union trouble
      • Working days lost to strikes rises by 43% in 1972
      • December 1973; three-day week
      • Heath gave miners 21% pay increase; unable to control them?
    • 1974 election
      • 'Who governs Britain?'
        • 'Not you mate!'
    • Local Government Reforms 1972 - 1973
      • Began a decline of local government?
    • 1973 entry into European Economic Community
      • Weak terms of entry? Not much bargaining power for Britain?
        • Britain, classed as an 'industrial' economy, had to pay dearly for various parts of the membership

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