Liberal Reforms 1906-1914

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Children Reforms- Childrens Charter 1906
free school meals for needy many councils ignored this as it was not compulsory 1914= 14 million free school meals served.
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Children and young Persons act 1908
established juvenile courts and borstuls for young offenders. illegal to sell children tobacco, alcohol and fireworks and to send children begging.
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Medical inspections 1907
made sure children werent neglected
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Working Class- Workmens compensation act 1906
allowed for compensation injuries sustained at work
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mines act 1908
mine work day = 8 hours
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Merchant shipping act 1906
regulated standards of food and accomadation on GB registered ships
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Shops act 1911
weekly half day holiday for shop staff
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Minimum wage act (Miners) 1912
miniumum wage protection for miners
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Trade boards act 1909
Boards set miniumum wage criteria that was legally enforcable
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Trade Unions- Trade Disputes Act 1906
unions could not be sued for damages incurred by the company during a strike. reversal of taff vale case- TU's could now strike freely.
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National Insurance- National Insurance Act 1911- Health
Workers earning £160 wage a year paid 4p/week, employer = 3p, state= 2p. Workers could take sick leave for 13 weeks on 10/s week and then 5 for nxt 13. free TB care and panel of approved doctors.
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National Insurance- Unemployment
Workers- 2.5p/week, employer = 2.5p/week, state = 3p/week. after 1 week workers recieved 7s/week for 15 weeks a year. 1913- 2,3 mil insured almost 15 mil on sickness benefit.
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Unemployed- Labour exchanges act 1909
created labour exchnages (employers/employees could post jobs/apply for them) to help unemployed find work
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National Insurance Act 1911
unemployed workers in vunerable jobs like labourers were given 7s a week for 15 weeks of the year.
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Town Planning- Housing and Town Planinng Act 1909
Prevented building of 'back to back' houses.
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Old Age Pesnions Act 1908
5s/week to singles, 7s to married couple. over 70 earning under £21 to get it have to live in UK for over 20 Years
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Education- Education provision of meals act 1906
aimed to provide food to school children as 50,000 pupils in London were attending school in want of food. bare minimum of curriculam established.
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Education admin provisions act 1907
set up school medical services run by local goverment.
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Children and young Persons act 1908

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established juvenile courts and borstuls for young offenders. illegal to sell children tobacco, alcohol and fireworks and to send children begging.

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Medical inspections 1907

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Working Class- Workmens compensation act 1906

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mines act 1908

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