Facts and figure The Atlee government’s achievements

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Section two: The Atlee government’s achievements
• Welfare State -eliminate 5 giants – want, disease, idleness, squalor, ignorance
• National Insurance Act
• Industrial Injuries Act
• NHS Act
• Education Act – free compulsory education – tripartite system
• Family Allowances Act – 5 shillings a week for each child after the first
•  “natural development from the past” – Beveridge – built on what was already there – 1911 National Insurance Act only for workers on very low incomes
• NHS – opposition from BMA– only 10% supported…




Thanks, but could add some dates for acts like the NHS act etc

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