the amount spent on poor relief was £1,520,000.
Parishes were allowed to group together to build workhouses.
the Speenhamland System was set up in Berkshire. This allowed weekly
payments to the poor from Poor Rates.
The amount spent on poor relief was £4,078,000.
amount spent on poor relief was £6,799,000
amount spent on poor relief was £7,037,000.
A Royal Commission was set up to investigate the Poor Law.
Royal Commission published its report.The
Poor Law Amendment Act was passed.
The New Poor Law, as it came to be known, was introduced in the north
Poor Law Commission introduced the 'Labour Test'. This allowed able-bodied
men to be given work outside the workhouse if there was no room for
Andover Scandal revealed some of the worst aspects of the New Poor Law.
At the Andover Workhouse the inmates had been forced to fight for bones
Seebohm Rowntree began a survey of the poor in York. He proved that
poverty was hardly ever caused by laziness.