Social reforms

Social reforms made by the 1906 Liberal government (four key Acts which are easy to remember)

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Education Acts

Education (Meals) 1906

provided free meals

Allowed children to concentrate on learning

Was not compulsory

Education (Health) 1907

medical inspections

by 1914 2/3s of LEAs were providing free treatment

not all LEAs provided the treatment

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National Insurance

National Insurance (Unemployment) 1911

compelled workers and bosses to contribute to a weekly national insurance fund

covered 2.25 million workers

only for certain trades (building, shipping trades)

National Insurance (Sickness) 1911

compulsory where workers paid weekly instalments

covered 13 million workers

only covered the contributor (not family)

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