Thats a bit crap isn't it?!
Looks like it's always been the way - take more money from the poor than from the rich.
Thanks for posting
Seems a fair scheme to me, Joe. If you earned over £250 & didn't contribute, you had to pay your own medical bills; doctor, hospital, dentist, medicines. Also, the contribution covered the state pension. What I don't know & am trying to find out is whether the man's contribution covered his wife & kids too.
To put the figures into context, £250 in 1939 = £11,100 in 2007 and the contribution of 1s-8d = £3.70 in 2007. Looking at the figures, & balancing the risk, I think I'd choose to be in the scheme even if I earned more than £250.