Basic Retirement Pension

Weekly Benefit
2015 / 16
2016 / 17
Basic Retirement Pension - single person
£115.95
£119.30
Spouses /civil partners per week *
£69.50
£71.50

* for pensions which started before 6/4/2010


Statutory Pay Rates

- average weekly earnings £112 (£111) or over

Weekly Benefit
2015 / 16
2016 / 17
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
£88.45
£88.45
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
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- First six weeks
90% of weekly earnings
90% of weekly earnings
- Next 33 weeks
£139.58*
£139.58*
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) - 2 weeks
£139.58*
£139.58*
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)- 39 weeks
£139.58*
£139.58*

* or 90% of weekly earnings if lower


Child Benefits / Guardian's Allowance Rates

£ per week
2015 / 16
2016 / 17
Eldest / only child
£20.70
£20.70
Other Children
£13.70
£13.70
Guardian's Allowance
£16.55
£16.55

An income tax charge will apply to taxpayers with income exceeding £50,000 in a tax year, when child benefit is also received by them or their partner. The charge will reduce the financial benefit of receiving child benefit for those with income between £50,000 and £60,000 and remove it completely for taxpayers with income above £60,00
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