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Some Useful Rates

 
Weekly Benefit
 
2015/16
2014/15
Basic Retirement Pension
 
 
Single person
£115.95
£113.10
Couple
£185.45
£180.90
Pension Credit standard minimum guarantee
 
 
Single person
£151.20
£148.35
Couple
£230.85
£226.50
Child Benefit
 
 
First eligible child
£20.70
£20.50
Each subsequent child
£13.70
£13.55
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
 
 
Average weekly earnings £112 or over (2014/15 £111)
£88.45
£87.55
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
 
 
Minimum rate*
£100.80
£99.90
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)    
Minimum rate**
£100.80
£99.90
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)****    
Minimum rate***
£100.80
£99.90
Jobseeker's Allowance
 
 
Single person (25 or over)
£73.10
£72.40
Couple (both 18 or over)
£114.85
£113.70
* 90% of average weekly pay for first 6 weeks, lower of £139.58 (2014/15 £138.18) or 90% average weekly earnings for next 33 weeks
** Lower of £139.58 (2014/15 £138.18) or 90% average weekly earnings for 39 weeks
*** Lower of £139.58 (2014/15 £138.18) or 90% average weekly earnings for 2 weeks
**** Additional statutory paternity pay (ASPP) has been replaced by Shared Parental Leave.
National Minimum Wage  From 1 Oct 2015   From 1 Oct 2014
  21 and over
£6.70
£6.50
18 - 20
£5.30
£5.13 
16 and 17
£3.87
£3.79 
Apprentices *
£3.30
£2.73 

* Rate applies to apprentices under 19, or those 19 and over in the first year of appenticeship.

Universal Credit (monthly rates)
2015/16
2014/15
Single person (25 or over)
£317.82
£314.67
Couple (where one or both 25 or over)
£498.89
£493.95