Unemployment Assistance Board
The Unemployment Assistance Board was a body set up in Britain in 1934 due to the high levels of inter-war poverty in Britain. The Board kept a system of Means-tested benefits and did widen the number of people who could claim relief.
" The board was a constitutional innovation: a department of government with its own budget, headed not by a minister but by the six members of the board, appointed by the Minister of Labour but for whose actions he could not be held responsible".
- BBC NEWS | Programmes | Inside Money | The welfare state 1832 - 1945
- "Reinventing the dole: a history of the Unemployment Assistance Board 1934-1940". Tony Lynes. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
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