Chamberlain's scheme of pension:

Chamberlain offerd three types of voluntary, contributory pension schemes: one would pay 5s, a week at 65, the second would, for hiher contributions, add benefits for widows and children: the third would double, by a contribution from the State, any pension payabke throuh savings in a friendly society. His motives were similar to Booth's. "The first is that there is a very large number of people who have led ordinary respectable lives but who in old age are forced to go upon the Poor Rates, and I think that that is reasonably felt to be a scandal upon our civilisation". The sedond was that once the ages poor had been removed from its rolls, the Poor Law could be more stringently administered.