I am claiming carer’s allowance for the first time and I just want to check that business mileage @ 45p a mile is an allowable eduction for the purposes of DWP?
I currently work 20 hours a week as a care assistant but I am based in the community and have to have a car to get between calls and get to the care agency office to collect other carer’s and paperwork etc. I do at least 100 miles per week as business mileage so would I be right in thinking that I can claim £45 per week as an allowable deduction for CA?
Thanks for any advice. Much appreciated.
Hi Sarah … and interesting one ?
Business mileage … an allowance expense for DWP purposes ?
The following link sets out the basics on business mileage :
Business Mileage - How Much Can I Claim? + Free spreadsheet
Certaintly one which interests the TaxMan but … as for the DoleMan ( DWP ) ?
What had you in mind ?
Carers Allowance … caring for a family member as well as working part time ?
If so , don’t lose sight of that weekly earning limit of £ 123 per week !!!
Perhaps it’s this aspect that your question concerns ???
( Expenses allowable to be deducted to keep within that £ 123 limit ??? )
The following link answers that question … on the assumption that said question has been asked ?
I trust the above will prove to be of assistance ?