2017/18 Selected Rates
|Basic Retirement Pension||Single Person||£122.30|
|Pension Credit Standard Minimum Guarantee||Single Person||£159.35|
|New State Pension||-||£159.55|
|Child Benefit||First eligible child||£20.70|
|Each subsequent child||£13.70|
Statutory Pay qualification – average weekly earnings (AWE) £113 or over.
Sick (SSP) The standard rate is £89.35 per week for up to 28 weeks.
Maternity (SMP), Adoption (SAP) and Paternity (SPP) paid at the lower of £140.98 or 90% of AWE apart from first 6 weeks of SMP and SAP which are paid at 90% of AWE. SMP and SAP are payable for up to 39 weeks. SPP 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's rate (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 2017|
|Workers aged 25 and over||£7.50|
National Minimum Range
|Age||From 1st April 2017||From 1st October 2016|
|21 to 24||£7.05||£6.95|
|18 to 20||£5.60||£5.55|
|16 and 17||£4.05||£4.00|
* Rate applies to apprentices under 19, or 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.