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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    
  £164.35 £159.55
Child Benefit    
First eligible child £20.70 £20.70
Each subsequent child £13.70 £13.70
Generally no additional amount for more than two children, unless born before 6 April 2017.
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 First 6 weeks
Lower of £145.18 (2017/18 £140.98) or 90% average weekly earnings Next 33 weeks Next 33 weeks
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) 2 weeks 2 weeks
Shared Parental Pay Payable for up to the balance of the untaken SMP period. Payable for up to the balance of the untaken SMP period.
SPP and Shared Parental Pay    
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)    
Single person (25 or over) £317.82 £317.82
Couple (where one or both 25 or over) £498.89 £498.89