Britain's new welfare system emphasises self relianceBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7137.1037i (Published 04 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1037
- John Warden
The outline of a new welfare system for Britain, placing more emphasis on self reliance, was announced by the Labour government last week. It recognises that the system put in place after the second world war has created a dependency culture that is damaging to society and cannot be sustained financially.
The reforms, to be implemented over 10 to 20 years, are to be based on …