|23 November||The final date to register for ration books.|
|8 January||Rationing of ham, bacon and sugar begins.|
|March||Meat starts to be rationed.|
|3 April||Lord Woolton appointed Minister of Food.|
Margarine and cooking fat start to be rationed.
No more timber is available for furniture
Rationing of clothes introduced.
Control of egg sales starts.
Utility goods are introduced.
|August||Shortage of goods causes upsurge in the black market.|
|November||Milk distribution starts to be controlled.|
Dried milk starts to be made available.
Point schemes added to the ration allowances.
|January||Britain experiences a serious shortage of all goods.|
Soap rationing is introduced.
The clothes ration is reduced to 48 coupons per year.
|March||Start of fuel rationing.|
|April||White bread is no longer produced.|
|June||Restaurants allowed to charge a maximum of 25p per meal.|
|August||Introduction of utility furniture.|
Whale meat and barracuda goes on sale in fish shops.
|Bread rationing continues until 1948.|