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Theoretical workman: weekly budget proposed by employers, 1914 & 1920

Weekly budget for a theoretical working class family of five (2 adults and three children) proposed by the Employers' Council to the Dockers' Inquiry, and described by trade union representatives as "Capitalists budgets for workmen". The budget includes comparative costs for 1914 and 1920, and the calorific value of the food purchased.

This item is one of a series of documents on the contemporary cost of living collected by the Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Workers' Union of Great Britain and Ireland as part of their evidence for the 1920 Court of Inquiry into Wages, Rates and Conditions of Men Engaged in Dock and Waterside Labour (also known as the Shaw Inquiry).

Weekly budget proposed for workmen by the Employers Council to the Dockers Inquiry, it includes comparative figures for 1914 and 1920 (both financial cost and calorific value)