What is national assistance?

Some articles on national assistance, assistance, national:

Wislon - First Term As Prime Minister - Domestic Affairs - Social Services and Welfare
... In 1966, the system of national assistance (a social assistance scheme for the poor) was overhauled and renamed Supplementary Benefit ... In 1965, the government increased the national assistance rate to a higher level relative to earnings, and via annual adjustments, broadly maintained the rate at ... from 1964 to 1970, spending on the social services rose from 16% to 23% of national wealth between 1964 and 1970 ...
Harold Wilson - First Term As Prime Minister (1964–70) - Domestic Affairs - Social Services and Welfare
... In 1966, the system of national assistance (a social assistance scheme for the poor) was overhauled and renamed Supplementary Benefit ... In 1965, the government increased the national assistance rate to a higher level relative to earnings, and via annual adjustments, broadly maintained the rate at between. 1970, spending on the social services rose from 16% to 23% of national wealth between 1964 and 1970 ...

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