Selected Rates

 

Basic Retirement Pension

 

 

– Single persion

 

£119.30

– Couple

 

£190.80

Pension Credit

 

 

Standard Minimum Guarantee

 

 

– Single persion

 

£155.60

– Couple

 

£237.55

New State Pension

Child Benefit

 

£155.65

– First eligible child

 

£20.70

– Each subsequent child

 

£13.70

Statutory Pay qualification – average weekly earnings (AWE) £112 or over.
Sick (SSP) The standard rate is £88.45 per week for up to 28 weeks.
Maternity (SMP), Adoption (SAP) and Paternity (SPP) paid at the lower of £139.58 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)

 

 

£73.10

– Couple (Both 18 or over)

 

 

£114.85

 

Universal Credit (monthly rates) -standard allowance for a single person (25 or over) is £317.82. The couple's rate (where one or both are 25 or over) is £498.89. The new Universal Credit is being phased in gradually.

National Living Wage Workers aged 25 and over – £7.20 from April 2016.

 

National Minimum Wage

Age

21-24

18-20

16 and 17

Apprentices*

From 1 October 2015

 

From 1 October 2016

 

£6.70

 

£6.95

 £5.30

 

 £5.55

       £3.87 

 

       £4.00

           £3.30 

   

           £3.40

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