Liberal Reforms

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  • The Liberal Reforms
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      • The People's Budget 1909
        • David Lloyd George passed new taxes on the Middle and Upper classes to pay for the Reforms to help the poor.
        • If your income was less that £2000 your taxes did NOT change but if it was over £2000 it DID change.
          • Over £2000 an extra 1 shilling a week.
          • Over £5000 a extra 6d a week aswell as the 1 shilling a week.
        • The was also a increase on inheritance tax.
          • Which mostly effected the rich as the poor didn't hae money toopass down through the family
        • Problems
          • The conservative party objected that the rich had to pay for the poor.
            • Surportive of the Rich.
          • The new Labour Party thought that the rich had to pay more.
            • Surportive of the poor.
          • The House of Lords tried to stop the budget.
            • The House of Lords was reformed so they couldn't oppose the budget.
            • House of Lords were mostly upper class men.
              • Surportive of the Rich.
    • The Underpaid
      • The Trade Board Act 1909
        • Aimed to set up a minimum wage for labourers.
        • The boards were made up of labourers.
        • The boards would contain factory owners as well as workers who could negotiate a living wage.
        • Problems
          • Only covered sweated industries.
          • Wages were often still too low.
        • Good
          • 1/2 million workers were covered by a minimum wage.
        • It was set up by Churchill.
    • The Sick
      • Natainal Insurance Act PART 1 1911
        • This dealt with health insurance.
        • All men ad women in lower-paid manual jobs earning under £160 per year HAD to join.
        • They had to pay 4d each week... 1 payment meant a stamp.
          • The employer added 3d and the government 2d.
          • Worker received 26 weeks of sick leave with pay at 10shillings a week.
            • Free health care.
        • Good
          • Around 10 million men and 4 million women were covered by the national insurance.
          • The government is taking responsibility for the sick.
        • Problems
          • The labour cruised that the poor had to pay 4d. They thought that they should pay nothing. The rich should be taxed further.
            • Surportive of the poor.
    • The Old
      • The Old Age Pension Act 1908
        • A person over 70 with no other income would receive 5 shillings per week.
          • Married couple received 7 shilling ad 6d a week.
        • Pension could be refuse for people who hadn't worked their whole life.
        • The old lived in threat of the workhouse.
        • You had to be a UK citizen for 20 years to qualify.
        • First payment on the 1st Januray1909
        • Good
          • In 1909 650,000 people collected a pension,
          • Untitled
          • Poverty was being tackled by money from the government.
        • Bad
          • You had to be 70 to collect
            • With poverty not many people lived to 70 because of diseases,.
          • Labour thought it was too little
    • The unemployed
      • Labour Exchange Act 1909
        • It created jobs f the unemployed.
        • Good
          • It provided 3000 jobs per day.
        • Bad
          • The jobs were oftern low paid and temporary.
    • Children
      • Free School meals 1906
        • By 1914 14 million meals  being served for free.
      • Schools medical inspection act1907
        • It was placed into every school to prevent health poverty.
        • It was only1 check ayear and they miss something whichmeans they will have to pay for any other check ups.
      • The children's act 1908
        • It stops parents claiming insurance for the death of there child.
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