Unemployment Assistance Board
The Unemployment Assistance Board was a body created in Britain by the Unemployment Act 1934 due to the high levels of inter-war poverty in Britain. The Board kept a system of means-tested benefits and increased 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.