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Liberal Reforms: Assessment. 2. Poverty caused by Unemployment. The Problem . In 1908, 7.2% of workforce was unemployed = 800,000 people living in poverty. Many industries could not offer permanent work. How were they helped? Poor Law. . What did the Liberals do? .

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Liberal reforms assessment

Liberal Reforms: Assessment

2. Poverty caused by Unemployment


The problem
The Problem

  • In 1908, 7.2% of workforce was unemployed = 800,000 people living in poverty.

  • Many industries could not offer permanent work.

  • How were they helped? Poor Law.


What did the liberals do
What did the Liberals do?

Labour Exchanges (like job centres)

  • Employers could advertise jobs

  • Unemployed could go to one place to find work

  • Many employers didn’t register.

  • Skilled workers were favoured.

  • 3/4 of those registered did not find employment.

  • By 1914, 400 Labour exchanges set up.

  • By 1914, over 4000 jobs found daily.


What did the liberals do1
What did the Liberals do?

National Insurance (PART 2) 1911

Unemployment fund. Paid into by employee, employer & govt.

Paid unemployed (from certain trades) 35p per week for 15 weeks.

  • 35p agreed by Booth & Rowntree as enough to remain out of poverty.

  • Covered 2 million workers for up to 15 weeks per year.

  • Only covered those who worked in 7 trades.

  • Could only be claimed for up to 15 weeks – could quickly fall below poverty line.



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