Could anybody help me please
I know you can earn up to £110pw and not go over but is it the same saying you can earn up to £5700 per year ??
No, it isn't. You can probably earn up to £16,000 a year and still get carers allowance, if you are willing to claim for all the possible expenses.
I have an existing occupational pension: that doesn't count as earnings.
I pay tax and national insurance on my earned income, I deduct those. I lease my car for work, the lease payments count as work expenses, I deduct those too.
Because my car is electric, it only costs me 2p a mile to run, but I get paid 32p per mile, giving me a significant profit, which does not count as earnings either because it is classified as expenses. You can guess that on 10,000 miles a year works mileage, my expenses are not insignificant.
I save half my salary into a pension plan: and half of those payments can be deducted from earnings.
I earned £130 on Thursday in commission and expenses, but I still claim Carers Allowance, simply because I know the rules.
Of course, it helps to find a job that involves some flexibility: broadly speaking , being self-employed or working on commission with the necessary use of a personal vehicle give much more flexibility than working on the checkout at a supermarket, on the same take home pay.
That's why I love the Gig, or zero-hours, economy.