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Some Useful Rates

  Weekly Benefit
  2015/16 2014/15
Basic Retirement Pension    
Single person £115.95 £113.10
Couple £185.45 £180.90
Pension Credit Standard Minimum Guarantee    
Single person £151.20 £148.35
Couple £230.85 £226.50
Child Benefit    
First eligible child £20.70 £20.50
Each subsequent child £13.70 £13.55
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)    
Average weekly earnings £112 or over (2014/15 £111) £88.45 £87.55
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)    
90% of average weekly pay First 6 weeks First 6 weeks
Lower of £139.58 (2014/15 £138.18) or 90% average weekly earnings Next 33 weeks Next 33 weeks
Minimum rate £100.80 £99.90
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) 39 weeks 39 weeks
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)* 2 weeks 2 weeks
Both SAP and SPP    
Lower of £139.58 (2014/15 £138.18) or 90% average weekly earnings
Minimum rate £100.80 £99.90
*Additional statutory paternity pay (ASPP) has been replaced by shared parental leave.
 
Jobseeker's Allowance    
Single person (25 or over) £73.10 £72.40
Couple (both 18 or over) £114.85 £113.70
National Minimum Wage From 1 October 2015 From 1 October 2014
  21 and over £6.70 £6.50
18 - 20 £5.30 £5.13
16 and 17 £3.87 £3.79
Apprentices* £3.30 £2.73

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

Universal Credit (monthly rates)    
Single person (25 or over) £317.82 £314.67
Couple (where one or both 25 or over) £498.89 £493.95

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