Select Committee on Social Security Report


ANNEX 5

Rates of Child Benefit/One Parent Benefit

Cash Rates
 (£ per week)
Real Value at April 1998 prices
 (£ per week)
Child Benefit
Child Benefit
First
child
Each other child One Parent BenefitFirst
child
Each other childOne Parent Benefit
5 April 19771.00 1.500.503.56 5.341.78
3 April 19782.302.30 1.007.587.58 3.30
13 November 19783.003.00 2.009.509.50 6.34
2 April 19794.004.00 2.0011.9811.98 5.99
12 November 19794.004.00 2.5010.8010.80 6.75
24 November 19804.754.75 3.0011.1211.12 7.02
23 November 19815.255.25 3.3010.9710.97 6.90
22 November 19825.855.85 3.6511.5111.51 7.18
21 November 19836.506.50 4.0512.2012.20 7.60
26 November 19846.856.85 4.2512.2512.25 7.60
25 November 19857.007.00 4.5511.8711.87 7.71
28 July 19867.107.10 4.6011.8411.84 7.67
6 April 19877.257.25 4.7011.5811.58 7.51
11 April 19887.257.25 4.9011.1411.14 7.53
10 April 19897.257.25 5.2010.3110.31 7.40
9 April 19907.257.25 5.609.429.42 7.28
8 April 19918.257.25 5.6010.088.86 6.84
7 October 19919.257.50 5.6011.139.03 6.74
6 April 19929.657.80 5.8511.309.14 6.85
12 April 199310.008.10 6.0511.569.37 7.00
11 April 199410.208.25 6.1511.509.30 6.93
10 April 199510.408.45 6.3011.359.22 6.88
8 April 199610.808.80 6.3011.519.38 6.71
7 April 199711.059.00 17.1011.509.36 17.79
1 April 199811.459.30 17.1011.459.30 17.10
Notes:
1 From April 1997 the supplement for the eldest or only child where someone brings up children alone, formerly known as One Parent Benefit was incorporated into main Child Benefit rates. This new higher rate is known as Child Benefit (Lone Parent).
2 The RPI is used to convert the values of each benefit to April 1998 prices. This measures the rate of inflation for retail goods and services, including mortgage interest payments and illustrates how the purchasing power of the benefit rate has changed.




 
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