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Welfare Reform Digest

Due to staffing cuts and electronic journal subscription cancellations, the Welfare Reform Digest ceased publication in November 2015. The service had been running since March 1999, and the decision to stop it was a hard one to take. We apologise to our loyal users.

From 1999 to 2015, a dedicated team of British Library staff scanned the quality newspapers, the British Library's intake of new government and Parliamentary publications (print and electronic), and a wide range of trade and academic journals in print and electronic formats to identify the latest news, research and comment around welfare reform. They then produced full bibliographic references with detailed abstracts to give both the flavour of the cut and thrust of the debate, and an overview of the research literature.

Back issues 2011 – 2015 continue to be available on the Social Welfare Portal at the links below. Earlier issues 1999 – 2011 are available as an archived resource on the UK Web Archive.

To facilitate access, issues of the digest include hotlinks to journal and newspaper articles and research reports which are available free on the Internet, and to the home pages of academic journals. If your institution subscribes to the journal, you will be able to access the article using your user id and password.  If not, publishers often have the facility on their web sites to sell offprints, or you can order the article for delivery to your home or office from the British Library On Demand Service. Please note that fees will be payable for document supply.

If you would like to order an article from the British Library's Document Supply Centre, please follow the instructions in our guide.

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