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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 25. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2278.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 25. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2278

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Title Great Britain after the war
Alternative Title Great Britain after the war, by Sidney Webb and Arnold Freeman; being facts and figures, quotations and queries, suggestions and forecasts, designed to help individual inquirers and study circles in considering what will happen after war with regard to trade, employment, wages, prices, trade unionism, co-operation, women's labour, foreign commerce, the railways, the coal supply, education, taxation, etc. Dedicated to the Workers' educational association
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947
Publisher G. Allen and Unwin
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London
Date 1916
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Economic policy
  • Economics
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • United Kingdom
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 80 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location HC256.2.P27
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302906~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Title Image 25
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Transcript CHAPTER HI. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO PRICES? A.—Why have Prices Risen during the War ? 1. Some of the Facts. Basing its conclusions upon the investigation of 1944 family budgets, the Board of Trade estimated that on an average each working-class home in 1904 devoted 22s. 6d. to expenditure upon food. (Bread and flour, 3s. 7d. ; meat and fish, 5s. 5Jd. ; bacon, Hid.; eggs, Is. ; fresh milk, Is. 3Jd. ; cheese, 6^d.; butter, 2s. lid.; potatoes, lid.; vegetables and fruit, lid.; currants and raisins, 2|d.; rice, tapioca, and oatmeal, 6d.; tea, Is. l^d.; coffee and cocoa, 3|d.; sugar, Hid.; jam, etc., 6|d. ; pickles, etc., 3Jd.; other items, Is. 9id.) In 1894 these same articles would have cost 20s. 9d. 'only; but in 1914 25s. 8d. ; in July, 1915, over 33s. ; in July, 1916, not less than 40s.; in July, 1917, over 50s. ! We learn that, of foodstuffs, only oysters have fallen in price during the war; unfortunately the workers cannot live on oysters! The rise in the cost of living has, therefore, fallen upon them with terrible force. (Note.—The cost of living includes other items besides food, such as house rent, clothing, tramway fares, amusements, Trade Union and Friendly Society subscriptions, tobacco, alcoholic drink, etc. These form a larger part of the budget of the worker at 30s. or £2 a week than of the worker at 15s. or £1. Some of these items have not risen in price, and others have risen less than food. So that, whilst the cost of food may have risen since the outbreak of war by over 100 per cent., the cost of living has probably risen only 70 or 80 per cent. Unfortunately it is the poorest families who have to devote the largest proportion of their earnings to food ; and in their cases the cost of living may well have risen by 80 or 90 per cent.)