The current family allowance, or Child Benefit rate, in the United Kingdom is £20.50 per week for the first child and £13.55 per week for each additional child, according to the Government of the United Kingdom. These rates are effective until April 2015.
One person may receive the Child Benefit rate for any child under their care. The benefit is capped at £500 a week for couples and single parents with children living in the home, or £350 a week for single parents whose children do not live with them. The benefit cap applies to other kinds of benefits, such as the Bereavement Allowance and the Housing Benefit.