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Public Assistance Committees in United Kingdom

Public Assistance Committees (Pacs) History

1929 Public Health Act set up local Public Assistance Committees, to set the level of benefits. The system came under great strain in the Great Depression, following the introduction of the ‘Means Tests’ in 1931. In 1934 the Unemployment Insurance Act meant that unemployment benefit rates were set nationally, not locally.

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  • Article Name: Public Assistance Committees
  • Author: Asa Briggs
  • Description: Public Assistance Committees (Pacs) History 1929 Public Health Act set up local Public Assistance Committees, to set the [...]

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