2016/17 Selected Rates

  Information value
Basic Retirement Pension Single Person £119.30
Couple £190.80
Pension Credit Standard Minimum Guarrantee Single Person £155.60
Couple £237.55
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.

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

 

Universal Credit (monthly rates)

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 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
Apprentices* £3.40 £3.30

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