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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*Additional statutory paternity pay (ASPP) has been replaced by shared parental leave.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