2016/17 Selected Rates
|Basic Retirement Pension||Single Person||£119.30|
|Pension Credit Standard Minimum Guarrantee||Single Person||£155.60|
|New State Pension||-||£155.65|
|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|
Universal Credit (monthly rates)
|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 Living Wage
|Age||From April 2016|
|Workers aged 25 and over||£7.20|
National Minimum Range
|Age||From 1st October 2016||From 1st October 2015|
|21 to 24||£6.95||£6.70|
|18 to 20||£5.55||£5.30|
|16 and 17||£4.00||£3.87|
* Rate applies to apprentices under 19, or 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.