Some Useful Rates

  Weekly Benefit
  2011/12 2010/11
Basic Retirement Pension    
Single person £102.15 £97.65
Couple £163.35 £156.15
Child Benefit    
First eligible child £20.30 £20.30
Each subsequent child £13.40 £13.40
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)    
Average weekly earnings £102 or over (2010/11 £97) £81.60 £79.15
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)    
90% of average weekly pay First 6 weeks First 6 weeks
Maximum £128.73 (2010/11 £124.88). Minimum 90% average weekly pay Next 33 weeks Next 33 weeks
Minimum rate £91.80 £87.30
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) 39 weeks 39 weeks
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)* 2 weeks 2 weeks
Both SAP and SPP    
90% of average weekly pay Max £128.73
Min £91.80
Max £124.88
Min £87.30
 
Jobseekers Allowance    
Single person £67.50 £65.45
Couple £105.95 £102.75
National Minimum Wage** From 1 October 2011 From 1 October 2010
  21 and over TBA £5.93 p.h.
18 - 20 TBA £4.92 p.h.
16 and 17 TBA £3.64 p.h.

* Additional statutory paternity pay (ASPP) may be available on or after 3 April 2011.
**Apprentice rate of £2.50 applies to apprentices under 19, or those 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.

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