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Insurance agent: weekly budget, 1920

Summary of the weekly budget of a Pearl Assurance agent and his family (wife and one child?). The information was extracted from the 'Evening News', 13 January 1920. Insurance agents often went door to door in working class communities, collecting monthly subscriptions and selling new policies.

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 of a family of three (wage earner employed by Pearl Assurance), copied from the Evening News, 13 January 1920