Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance: Rates and tables

Child benefit

Child benefit rates are usually uprated yearly in April. The rates are weekly amounts.

 

Only / eldest child or
qualifying young person

Any subsequent child
or qualifying young person

2021/2022 £21.15 £14.00

2020/2021

£21.05 £13.95

2019/2020

£20.70

£13.70

2018/2019

£20.70

£13.70

2017/2018

£20.70

£13.70

2016/2017

£20.70

£13.70

2015/2016

£20.70

£13.70

2014/2015

£20.50

£13.55

2013/2014

£20.30

£13.40

2012/2013

£20.30

£13.40

2011/2012

£20.30

£13.40

2010/2011

£20.30

£13.40

2009/2010

£20.00

£13.20

2008/2009

£18.80/£20.00*

£12.55/£13.20*

2007/2008

£18.10

£12.10

2006/2007

£17.45

£11.70

2005/2006

£17.00

£11.40

2004/2005

£16.50

£11.05

* - from 5 January 2009.

Guardian's allowance

The weekly rate of guardian's allowance is per child and in addition to child benefit.

 

 Weekly rate

2021/2022

£18.00
2020/2021 £17.90

2019/2020

£17.60

2018/2019

£17.20

2017/2018

£16.70
2016/2017 £16.55

2015/2016

£16.55

2014/2015

£16.35

2013/2014

£15.90

2012/2013

£15.55

2011/2012

£14.75

2010/2011

£14.30

2009/2010

£14.10

2008/2009

£13.45

2007/2008

£12.95

2006/2007

£12.50

2005/2006

£12.20

2004/2005

£11.85

Last reviewed/updated 24 May 2021