2015/16 Selected Rates
|Basic Retirement Pension||Single Person||£115.95|
|Pension Credit Standard Minimum Guarrantee||Single Person||£151.20|
|Child Benefit||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 which is payable for up to 2 weeks.
|Single Person (25 and over)||£73.10|
|Couple (both 18 or over)||£114.85|
|Standard allowance for a single person (25 or over)||£317.82|
|Couple allowance (where one or both are 25 or over)||£498.89|
The new Universal Credit is being phased in gradually. National Minimum Range
|Age||From 1st October 2015||From 1st October 2014|
|21 and over||£6.70||£6.50|
|18 to 20||£5.30||£5.13|
|16 and 17||£3.87||£3.79|
* Rate applies to apprentices under 19, or 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.