Category An Act of Paliament

Five shillings per child – after the eldest – is now law!

It was 73 years ago, on Friday 15th June 1945, that an Act of Parliament was passed that confirmed that from this day a family allowance of 5 shillings per child, after the first child, became law in Britain. The weekly newspapers of 8th June had reported that ‘Mr Churchill’s indication in the House yesterday […]