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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Society for Improving the Conditions of the Labouring Classes

Society for Improving the Conditions of the Labouring Classes

Founded as the Labourer's Friend Society by Lord Shaftesbury intending to improve working class conditions. It was keen on the provision of allotments. 1844 it changed its name to the Society for I...

Group, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Lord Kinnaird

Lord Kinnaird

Footballer and philanthropist. Born Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird in London. Unusually he had double careers in banking and football. He played in nine F.A. cup finals and had the dubious honour of be...

Person, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration, Social Welfare, Sport / Games

1 memorial
George Lansbury

George Lansbury

Born Suffolk. Member of the Poplar Borough Council 1903 - 1940, Mayor 1919 - 20 & 1936 - 37.  Member of Parliament, Minister of the Crown, Privy Councillor. Leader of the Labour Party 1932 - 35...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Politics & Administration, Social Welfare

7 memorials
Katherine Low Settlement

Katherine Low Settlement

A charity founded as part of the settlement movement, in tribute to philanthropist Katherine Mackay Low who had died the year before. It supports after-school projects and a youth club for young pe...

Group, Social Welfare

1 memorial