2018/19 Selected Rates

  Information Value
Basic Retirement Pension Single Person £125.95
Couple £201.45
Pension Credit Standard Minimum Guarantee Single Person £163.00
Couple £248.80
New State Pension - £164.35
Child Benefit First eligible child £20.70
Each subsequent child £13.70

 

Statutory Pay qualification – average weekly earnings (AWE) £116 or over.

Sick (SSP) The standard rate is £92.05 per week for up to 28 weeks.

Maternity (SMP), Adoption (SAP), Shared Parental (ShPP) and Paternity (SPP) paid at the lower of £145.18 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. ShPP is payable for up to the balance of the untaken SMP period. SPP 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'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 2018
Workers aged 25 and over £7.83

 

National Minimum Range

Age From 1st April 2018 From 1st April 2017
21 to 24 £7.38 £7.05
18 to 20 £5.90 £5.60
16 and 17 £4.20 £4.05
Apprentices* £3.70 £3.50

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