Economy Under The Conservatives (1951-1964)

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When did Food Rationing come to an end?
1954
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When did Macmillan say the phrase "You've never had it so good"?
1957
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THE ECONOMY
blah blah bah
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Who was the first Chancellor of the Exchequer?
Rab Butler
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Who was second and when?
Throneycroft 57' - 58'
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Who was third and when?
Heathcoat 58' - 60'
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When was the credit squeeze and what did it cause?
1953-54, made it extremely difficult for businesses to get loans
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When was it estimated that full employment had been achieved?
1955
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How did Rab Butler make the middle class feel more affluent in the run up toi the 1955 election?
By giving a £134 million tax cut
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How much more goods was the UK able to export in the 1950's as opposed to 1951?
30% more
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Why were imports so low?
High interest rates due to American rearmament (Cold War)
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What tax cuts were given in 1959 due to the economic boom?
£370 million
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What was the percentage of increased wages between 1955 and 1964?
47%
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How much did purchase tax on luxury items decrease under Conservative rule?
From 100% to 25%
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What was the percentage of households that owned a television from 1957 and 1960
50%
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How much did car ownership increase between 1957 nad 1959?
25%
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How many miles of road were completed from 1957 and 1963?
1,200 miles
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WOMEN
blah blah blah
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What percentage of women were married?
75%
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___ out of ____ women went out to work in 1951.
One of of five women went out to work in 1951
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Between 1957 and 1959 how much did the percentage of households that owned a washing machine rise?
54%
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Between 1957 and 1959 how much did the percentage of households that owned a refrigerator rise?
58%
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By 1958 ___,___ immigrants had settled in Britain
200,000
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In the 1960's out ward immigration was _.__ million and inward immigration was _.__ million.
Inward Immigration: 1.25 million / Outward Immigration: 1.92 million
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TEENAGERS
blah blah blah
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What percentage of the population were teenagers?
10%
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What were the two factions of the teenagers?
Mods and Rockers
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How did the rise of the teenager help the economy?
They now had their own money to spend on luxuries such as records and magazines instead of going out to work like their parents
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When did Macmillan say the phrase "You've never had it so good"?

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THE ECONOMY

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Who was the first Chancellor of the Exchequer?

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