After April it is £110, and there are lots of ways of earning £200+ per week and still claiming Carers Allowance, so this is worth serious study.
It is a faddle, but it is possible.
For example, I pay for my rather fancy car on a 3 year buyback personal lease, as I need it for work.
I can claim the whole sum back as a deductible work expense.
Lets say (for the sake of argument) the lease costs me £250 per month.
And work pays me mileage, which is not considered as earnings.
Let's also say (theoretically) they pay me £250 per month non taxable travel mileage expenses.
Then go figure! Whee.. Thats £250 against my earnings limit, a free posh car, and not a penny lost.
My car is electric, so it only costs me 3p a mile to run, whilst I get paid ten times that in mileage. This is not a co-incidence.
If I owned the car, or simply had a hire purchase agreement or loan, I couldn't deduct the lease costs.
And I haven't even mentioned how you can salt away excess earnings into a tax free pension fund, claiming 50% of all savings as an expense, and further reducing your 'apparent' earnings.
I wish I were an accountant, I would be able to help so many more people and get paid for it.