Some Useful Rates

 Weekly Benefit
 2014/152013/14
Basic Retirement Pension  
Single person £113.10 £110.15
Couple £180.90 £176.15
Child Benefit  
First eligible child £20.50 £20.30
Each subsequent child £13.55 £13.40
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)  
Average weekly earnings £111 or over (2013/14 £109) £87.55 £86.70
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)  
90% of average weekly pay First 6 weeks First 6 weeks
Lower of £138.18 (2013/14 £136.78) or 90% average weekly earnings
Minimum rate £99.90 £98.10
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) 39 weeks 39 weeks
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)* 2 weeks 2 weeks
Both SAP and SPP    
Lower of £138.18 (2013/14 £136.78) or 90% average weekly earnings
Minimum rate £99.90 £98.10
*Additional statutory paternity pay (ASPP) may be available in certain circumstances.
 
Jobseeker's Allowance  
Single person (25 or over) £72.40 £71.70
Couple (both 18 or over) £113.70 £112.55
National Minimum Wage**From 1 October 2014From 1 October 2013
  21 and over £6.50 £6.31 p.h.
18 - 20 £5.13 £5.03 p.h.
16 and 17 £3.79 £3.72 p.h.
Apprentices** £2.73 £2.68 p.h.

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

Universal Credt (monthly rates)  
Single person (25 or over) £314.67 £311.55
Couple (where one or both 25 or over) £493.95 £489.06



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