Inter-War Solutions (1918-1939)

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When was the unemployment insurance act passed?
1920.
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What effect did the unemployment insurance act have?
It provided help for 2/3 of the workforce and their families.
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When was the second unemployment act passed?
1927.
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What effect did the second unemployment act have?
It made the state responsible for long-term maintenance of the unemployed.
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When did the poor law end?
1930.
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What effect did the end of the poor law have?
It removed the threat and stigma of poverty.
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When was the unemployment act passed?
1931.
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What effect did the unemployment act of 1931 have?
It reduced unemployment benefits by 10%.
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When was the second unemployment act passed?
1934.
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What effect did the unemployment act of 1934 have?
All benefits claimants were 'means tested'.
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When was the duties act passed?
1932.
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What effect did the duties act have?
A 10% tariff was put on imports.
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When was the special areas act passed?
1934.
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What effect did the special areas act have?
Offered incentives to encourage new businesses to open in the depressed areas.
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When was the rearmament programme?
1936.
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What effect did the rearmament programme have?
It created thousands of new jobs in the defence industry.
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Housing- When was the Addison housing act passed?
1914.
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What did the Addison housing act do?
Provided 213,000 new homes by 1922.
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When was the Wheatley housing act passed?
1924.
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What did the Wheatlety housing act do?
Provided grants of £9 million a year to build council houses. (This was successful).
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When was the Greenwood housing act passed?
1930.
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What did the Greenwood housing act do?
Required every authority to draw up plans for clearing slums. The government provided subsidies for this.
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Education- When was the Fisher education act passed?
1918.
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What did the Fisher education act do?
Enforced compulsory education until the age of 14, and more access to secondary schools for bright children from poor backgrounds.
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When was the Hadow report published?
1926.
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What effect did the Hadow report have?
Two types of schools were introduced; grammar schools and modern schools. Most children attended school until they were 15.
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Pensions- when was the pensions act passed?
1925.
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What did the pensions act do?
Pensions were paid into by both workers, employers and the state. It meant an increase in available pensions at 65.
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Health- when was the royal commission on national health insurance?
1926.
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What did the royal commission on national health insurance say?
That insurance should be extended to cover a worker's wife and children.
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What percentage of taxes was spent on welfare?
30%.
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By how much did the standard of living improve?
30%.
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What percentage of people lived in poverty? (Towns and cities)
30%.
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