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Poor Law in United Kingdom

Poor Law History

Safety-net provision for the poor, based on the 1834 Poor Law Act and linking help to the workhouses. Gradually dismantled with the Liberal introduction of Old Age Pensions in 1909 and National Insurance in 1911, it remained a source of fear for many poor people until it was abolished in 1929.

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  • Article Name: Poor Law
  • Author: Asa Briggs
  • Description: Poor Law History Safety-net provision for the poor, based on the 1834 Poor Law Act and linking help to the workhouses. [...]

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