Some Useful Rates

Weekly Benefit
  2014/15 2013/14
Basic Retirement Pension    
Single person £113.10 £110.15
Couple £180.90 £176.15
Child Benefit    
First eligible child £20.50 £20.30
Each subsequent child £13.55 £13.40
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)    
Average weekly earnings £111 or over (2013/14 £109) £87.55 £81.60
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)    
90% of average weekly pay First 6 weeks First 6 weeks
Lower of  £138.18 (2013/14 £136.78) or 90% average weekly earnings
Minimum rate £99.90 £98.10
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) 39 weeks 39 weeks
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)* 2 weeks 2 weeks
Both SAP and SPP
Lower of £138.18 (2013/14 £136.78) or 90% average weekly earnings
 Minimum rate £99.90 £98.10
 *Additional statutory paternity pay (ASPP) may be available in certain circumstances.
Jobseekers Allowance    
Single person (25 or over) £72.40 £71.70
Couple (both 18 or over) £113.70 £112.55
National Minimum Wage** From 1 October 2014 From 1 October 2013
  21 and over £6.50 £6.31
18 – 20 £5.13 £5.03
16 and 17 £3.79 £3.72
Apprentices** £2.73 £2.68
**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) £314.67 £311.55
Couple (where one or both 25 or over) £493.95 £489.06