British Depth Study - Conditions of the poor before the reforms.

Notes on then living and working conditions of the poor before the liberal welfare reforms.

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Poor Law Amendment Act, 1834.
People who needed help could go to the workhouse.
Workhouses were built all over the country in each parish.
Each parish collected a special tax called the Poor rate to pay for the workhouse.
Conditions in workhouses were very basic so only really poor people…


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