Details day for universal credit. Thursday 17th February saw the long awaited release of the Welfare Reform Bill which includes full disclosure on the new Universal Credit benefits system. The expected changes include; incentives for couples to live together and also benefits to be reduced for people who refuse to work. Iain Duncan Smith is hopeful that his proposed changes to the benefit system will encourage marriage and a return to family based values. Full details of the reform can be found here. There is also a link in our useful links section where you will be able to download the Impact Assessments from the DWP website in PDF format.