Concept    From 1945 

Family allowances

Categories: Social Welfare

Pioneered by Eleanor Rathbone, specified in the 1942 Beveridge Report, Family Allowances were introduced in a 1945 Act of Parliament and came into operation in 1946. It was the first time that a family received any payment for children. It has been the subject of political battles off and on ever since.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Family allowances

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Eleanor Rathbone

Eleanor Rathbone, 1872-1946, pioneer of family allowances, lived here. Greate...

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Mr William Aviss

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