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Some Useful Rates

Weekly Benefit
2017/18
2016/17
Basic Retirement Pension
Single person
£122.30
£119.30
Couple
£195.60
£190.80
Pension Credit standard minimum guarantee
Single person
£159.35
£155.60
Couple
£243.25
£237.55
New State Pension
Single person
£159.55
£155.65
Child Benefit
First eligible child
£20.70
£20.70
Each subsequent child
£13.70
£13.70
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
Average weekly earnings £113 or over (2016/17 £112)
£89.35
£88.45
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
90% of average weekly pay
First 6 weeks
 
Lower of £140.98 (2016/17 £139.58) or 90% average weekly earnings
Next 33 weeks
 
Minimum rate
£101.70
£100.80
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
39 weeks
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)
2 weeks
Shared Parental Pay
Up to 37 weeks, depending on mother's unused SMP period
SAP, SPP and Shared Parental Pay
Lower of £140.98 (2016/17 £139.58) or 90% average weekly earnings
Minimum rate
£101.70
£100.80
Jobseeker's Allowance
Single person (25 or over)
£73.10
£73.10
Couple (both 18 or over)
£114.85
£114.85
National Living Wage  From 1 April 2017 From 1 April 2016
Age 25 and over
£7.50
 
£7.20
National Minimum Wage  From 1 April 2017 From 1 October 2016
21 -24
£7.05
£6.95
18 - 20
£5.60
£5.55
16 and 17
£4.05
£4.00
Apprentices *
£3.50
£3.40

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

Universal Credit (monthly rates)
2017/18
2016/17
Single person (25 or over)
£317.82
£317.82
Couple (where one or both 25 or over)
£498.89
£498.89