Selected Rates

Basic Retirement Pension

 

 

– Single persion

 

£113.10

– Couple

 

£180.90

Pension Credit

 

 

Standard Minimum Guarantee

 

 

– Single persion

 

£148.35

– Couple

 

£226.50

Child Benefit

 

 

– First eligible child

 

£20.50

– Each subsequent child

 

£13.55

Statutory Pay qualification – average weekly earnings (AWE) £111 or over.
Sick (SSP) The standard rate is £87.55 per week for up to 28 weeks.
Maternity (SMP), Adoption (SAP) and Paternity (SPP) paid at the lower of £138.18 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)

 

 

£72.40

– Couple

 

 

£113.70

 

Universal Credit (monthly rates) -standard allowance for a single person (25 or over) is £314.67. The couple's rate (where one or both are 25 or over) is £493.95. The new Universal Credit is being phased in gradually.

 

National Minimum Wage

Age

21 and over

18-20

16 and 17

Apprentices*

From 1 October 2013

 

From 1 October 2014

 

£6.31

 

£6.50

 £5.03

 

 £5.13

       £3.72 

 

       £3.79

           £2.68          

           £2.73

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