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Some Useful Rates

Weekly Benefit
2018/19
2017/18
Basic Retirement Pension
Single person
£125.95
£122.30
Couple
£201.45
£195.60
Pension Credit standard minimum guarantee
Single person
£163.00
£159.35
Couple
£248.00
£243.25
New State Pension
Single person
£164.35
£159.55
Child Benefit
First eligible child
£20.70
£20.70
Each subsequent child
Generally no additional amount for more than two children, unless born before 6 April 2017
£13.70
£13.70
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
Average weekly earnings £116 or over (2017/18 £113)
£92.05
£89.35
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) and Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
90% of average weekly pay
First 6 weeks
Lower of £145.18 (2017/18 £140.98) or 90% average weekly earnings
Next 33 weeks
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)
2 weeks
Shared Parental Pay (ShPP)
Payable for up to the balance of the untaken SMP period
SPP and ShPP
Lower of £145.18 (2017/18 £140.98) or 90% average weekly earnings
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 2018 From 1 April 2017
Age 25 and over
£7.83
£7.50
National Minimum Wage  From 1 April 2018 From 1 April 2017
21 -24
£7.38
£7.05
18 - 20
£5.90
£5.60
16 and 17
£4.20
£4.05
Apprentices *
£3.70
£3.50

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

Universal Credit (monthly rates)
2018/19
2017/18
Single person (25 or over)
£317.82
£317.82
Couple (where one or both 25 or over)
£498.89
£498.89