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)
Lower of £145.18 (2017/18 £140.98) or 90% average weekly earnings 2 weeks
Shared Parental Pay (ShPP)
Lower of £145.18 (2017/18 £140.98) or 90% average weekly earnings Payable for up to the balance of the untaken SMP period.
Jobseeker's Allowance
Single person (25 or over) £73.10 £73.10
Couple (both 18 or over) £114.85 £114.85

National Living Wage

Age From 1 April 2018 From 1 April 2017
25 and over £7.83 £7.50

National Minimum Wage

Age 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