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The Liberal Reforms (section 1)
Why1906, were the Liberal
the government,
Liberal Reforms with introduced?
Lloyd George as
Chancellor of the
In the early 1900's Exchequer,
it was introduced
believed that reforms
it was a persons to
own help
fault these
if they were
three groups:
In 1901 Seebohm Rowntree (creator of jelly tots) found that over 28% of
·Oldpeople in York, lived in poverty. He concluded in "A study of town life"
people were most vulnerable to poverty when they were:
· Old / elderly
· A child
· Sick or unemployed…read more

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Date Event
1906 Free School meals in schools. Children
would get one proper meal a day
1907 School medical Inspections. Children were
given health checks to keep them healthy
1908 Children's Charter Act: This made it illegal
to sell cigarettes to children or send them
out begging. It also set up Borstals for the
Children's health increased and they grew stronger. It also changed how children were
treated for good…read more

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The old
· In 1908 pensions over 70 were set up giving
pensioners 5 shillings a week.
· Married couples received 7s 6d a week
Old people cried as they collected their
pensions, and said: 'God bless Lord George'.…read more

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· 1906 - the Workers Compensation Act granted compensation
for injury at work.
· In 1909 The labour exchanges were set up. They are the
equivalent of job centers today
· The 1911 National Insurance Act was passed.
· Part 1 of the act gave people the right to free medical treatment, and
sick pay of 10s a week for 26 weeks in return for a payment of 4d a
· Part 2 of the Act gave people the right to unemployment pay (dole) of
7s 6d a week for 15 weeks in return for a payment of 2½d a week.…read more

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Attitudes towards the reforms
·1909 Budget: The 1909 Budget For- to pay for the reforms, Lloyd Against
George's 1909 budget
raised duties
Free school on tobacco and spirits,
Not By 1914,raised income
150,000 tax by 16
children per cent,
some anddid
councils introduced
a new 20 per cent tax on profits
compulsory from
were selling
getting oneland.
good provide free meals
·Parliament Act 1911: When the House
meal a day. of Lords refused to pass Lloyd George's
budget, the House of Commons passed an Act stating that the House of Lords could
Labour Exchanges
not reject 1909
a bill that had beenBy 1914,
passed 1 million
three timespeople Most
in the House ofof these jobs
Commons. Itwere
required a general election every being
five, notemployed
seven, years temporary or part-time
· Lloyd George: Lloyd George through
became the labour
loved and hated - old people cried when they
got their pension and blessedexchange
'Lord George' who gave them. However workers who
Pensions to paying national insurance
1908 Kept peoplechanted:
out of'Taffy
the was aWas Welshman,
refusedtaffy was awho
to people
thief' at him. workhouses had never worked in their
Free medical treatment. Literally, a life-saver. Only for the wage-earner -
it was not available to their
wife or children…read more

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