Lloyd George's social policies

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  • Lloyd George's social policies 1918-22
    • Reasons for social policies
      • Coalition didn't want to end pre war work
      • Post war disturbances meant working class concessions
      • Post war boom =  Surplus in insurance funds
      • War to peace transition had to keep some controls on wages/rent
    • Policies
      • 1918 Maternity & Child Welfare 1919 Old Age Pensions & NI (up to £250) 1920 Unemployment =extended
      • 1921 Unemployment Insurance = dole.
        • Unemployment dependents Act 1921
          • 1919 housing act (shortage 1/2m homes) 213,000 built
    • Economic outlook 1922
      • Falling trade, govt income & debts -  stop reforms & privatised but outdated railways
        • Geddes Axe 1922 - £87m recommended, only did £52m
        • Workhouses,  coal mines to owners when sales down, 85k strikes 1921
      • Unemployment up post boom 1921= 2m

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