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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2. Poverty caused by Unemployment
Labour Exchanges (like job centres)
National Insurance (PART 2) 1911
Unemployment fund. Paid into by employee, employer & govt.
Paid unemployed (from certain trades) 35p per week for 15 weeks.