Liberal Reforms Notes

A summary of the Liberal Reforms of the 1900s in easy to process note form

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Liberal Reforms Notes

How the poor were helped before:

Charities such as Benados
There were no real government reforms
Orphans went to work houses

There were some charities
Their children provided for them
However there was no state pension

The Sick:
There were some charities
Their children provided…

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School Clinics (1912)
o Provided free medical treatment for children

Pensions Act (1908):
o Weekly pensions from government funds to elderly- law in 1909
o Everyone over 70 eligible for a state pension
o A single person received 5s a week and a married couple 7s 6d (later


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