Selected Rates

Basic Retirement Pension

 

 

– Single persion

 

£110.15

– Couple

 

£176.15

Pension Credit

 

 

Standard Minimum Guarantee

 

 

– Single persion

 

£145.40

– Couple

 

£222.05

Child Benefit

 

 

– First eligible child

 

£20.30

– Each subsequent child

 

£13.40

Statutory Pay qualification – average weekly earnings (AWE) £109 or over.
Sick (SSP) The standard rate is £86.70 per week for up to 28 weeks.
Maternity (SMP), Adoption (SAP) and Paternity (SPP) paid at the lower of £136.78 or 90% of AWE apart from first 6 weeks of SMP which is paid at 90% of AWE. SMP and SAP are payable for up to 39 weeks. SPP is payable up to 2 weeks.

Jobseekers Allowance

 

 

 

– Single person (25 or over)

 

 

£71.70

– Couple

 

 

£112.55

The new Universal Credit is being introduced from October 2013 onwards.

National Minimum Wage

Age

21 and over

18-20

16 and 17

Apprentices*

From 1 October 2012

 

£6.19

          £4.98

          £3.68

£2.65

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