why were the liberal reforms introduced in britain?

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  • Seebohm Rowntree's study of York in 1901 found that 28 per cent of the population did not have the minimum to live on at some time of their life.
    • why were the liberal reforms introduced?
      • The Boer War - when Britain went to war in 1899, the army found that two-thirds of the men who volunteered for the army were unfit to join up.
      • Germany - which had a good system of state welfare for workers, was passing Britain as a great industrial power.

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