Not necessarily. The WTC can work out more than JSA.

Aye, it's also worth noting it's over bands of income...

So on a weekly basis for under 25 single adult in rented accommodation (Assume rent = 65, council tax = 20, U25 JSA rate of £53.45):

£0

----------- 0%

5

-----------100%

58.45'

----------- 85%

102

----------- 97% *(+13.8% if including employers NI = 110.8%)

145

----------- 117% *(130.8%)

158.45'

----------- 32% *(45.8%)

[Full time work = 37.5*6.08 = 228]

816.82

----------- 52% *(65.8%)

To include tax credits for a single male one would be 25+, so the (') bands would be increased slightly 67.50 to take account of normal rate JSA,, tax credits would kick in at 30hours (6.08*30= 182.40) paid at a rate of 1180/year = 22.70/per week, these are then withdrawn @ 41%.

Therefore for 25+ year single person in rented accommodation;

£0

----------- 0%

5

-----------100%

67.500

----------- 85%

102

----------- 97% *(+13.8% if including employers NI = 110.8%)

145

----------- 117% *(130.8%)

167.50

----------- 32% *(45.8%)

182.40 (WTC now paid as benefit at rate of on top of wage 22.70/week)

----------- 73% *(86.8%)

[Full time work = 37.5*6.08 = 228]

237.76 (WTC now withdrawn completely)

-----------32% *(45.8%)

816.82

----------- 52% *(65.8%)