Liberal Reforms paper 2 1906-1918

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  • History-Liberal Britain-1906/1918-How effective were these reforms
    • Children
      • Free medical checks
        • quality varied
      • Free school meals
        • Some schools
      • Children & Young Person's Act
        • Prosecution of parents for neglect
      • Working hours cut
    • The elderly
      • Pension
        • Over 70s
          • Most didn't reach 70
      • Most didn't reach 70
      • Means tested
        • depended on how much money you had if you got it
    • Unemployed
      • Limited time on benefits
        • Unemployment benifits
          • worker, employer and government contributions
      • Unemployment benifits
        • worker, employer and government contributions
      • Not all industries covered
      • Labour Exchanges
    • Opposition
      • Some workers didn't want to contribute
      • Labour Party
        • Unfair that they had to pay contributions
      • Rich resented supporting poor
      • Conservatives
        • Nanny State
    • Success
      • General Standards of living
        • declined so many of the reforms did help a little
      • It was a safety net for the most vunerable
      • Trade Unions
        • Most workers joined supporting the labour party
        • Liberals lost support
    • Workers
      • Free medical care
        • Not for their families
      • National Insurance Act
        • employer, worker and government all paid a certain amount each week as sick pay

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