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Welfare Reform Digest

Unfortunately due to staffing cuts and electronic journal subscription cancellations we will be unable to continue to produce the Welfare Reform Digest after the November 2015 issue. At that point the Social Welfare Portal will be moving to its new platform and will be relaunched early in 2016, but the Welfare Reform Digest archive will not be migrated. The service has been running since March 1999 and the decision to stop it has been very hard. We apologise to our loyal users.

Every working day of the week the Social Welfare Portal Team  currently scans 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 produce 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.

To facilitate access, we will always 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.

For earlier abstracts see Welfare Reform on the Web, March 1999-May 2012 

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