Trade Boards Act 1909

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The Trade Boards Act 1909 was a piece of social legislation passed in the United Kingdom in 1909. It provided for the creation of boards which could set minimum wage criteria that were legally enforceable.[1] It was expanded and updated in the Trade Boards Act 1918.


Winston Churchill MP, put the argument for the legislation as follows. [2]

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  1. ^ Wrigley, Chris, Winston Churchill: A Biographical Companion, p327, ISBN 0-87436-990-8
  2. ^ "Hansard Series 5, Vol 4, col 388". 28 April 1909. 


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