2015/16 Selected Rates

  Information value
Basic Retirement Pension Single Person £115.95
Couple £185.45
Pension Credit Standard Minimum Guarrantee Single Person £151.20
Couple £230.85
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.

Jobseeker’s Allowance Value
Single Person (25 and over) £73.10
Couple (both 18 or over) £114.85

 

Universal Credit

Allowance Value
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
Apprentices* £3.30 £2.73

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