Reinventing the dole: a history of the Unemployment Assistance Board 1934-40
This previously unpublished material for a book by Tony Lynes, based on official papers from the time, describes the origins and history of the Unemployment Assistance Board, the central government department which came into existence in July 1934 to administer means-tested assistance to the unemployed. The material is published in full here under a Creative Commons licence.
Below you will find Tony Lynes’s comments, views and research findings on the following subjects: Music: public library charges illegal? (11.9.13) Single-tier pension – but not for today’s pensioners? (24.2.13) Child benefit – a better way of sharing the cost. … Continue reading