Some Useful Rates

Weekly Benefit
2012/132011/12
Basic Retirement Pension
Single person
£107.45£102.15
Couple
£171.85£163.35
Child Benefit / Guardian’s allowance rates
2014/15 2013/14 

Eldest/only child

£20.50£20.30

Other children

£13.55£13.40

Guardian’s allowance

£16.35 £15.90
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
Average weekly earnings £107 or over (2011/12 £102)
£85.85£81.60
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
90% of average weekly pay
First 6 weeksFirst 6 weeks
Maximum £135.45 (2011/12 £128.73). Minimum 90% average weekly pay
Next 33 weeksNext 33 weeks
Minimum rate
£96.30£91.80
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
39 weeks39 weeks
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)*
2 weeks2 weeks
Both SAP and SPP
90% of average weekly payMax £135.45
Min £96.30
Max £128.73
Min £91.80
Jobseekers Allowance
Single person£71.00£67.50
Couple£111.45£105.95
National Minimum Wage**
From 1 October 2012From 1 October 2011
21 and over
£6.19 p.h.£6.08 p.h.
18 – 20
£4.98 p.h.£4.98 p.h.
16 and 17
£3.98 p.h.£3.68 p.h.
Apprentices**
£2.65 p.h.£2.60 p.h.
* Additional statutory paternity pay (ASPP) may be available on or after 3 April 2011.
**Rate applies to apprentices under 19, or those 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.