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22
Oct
Thinking of Setting Up as a Contractor?

Thinking of Setting Up as a Contractor?

Posted Monday, October 22, 2018

Read the below article by our Commercial Director, Jimmy Sheehan, which was printed in the Sunday Business Post on 21st October.   Contracting is having a bit of a moment. Over the past while, it’s been mooted as a solution for working parents, those who want flexibility and work/life balance, and for the over-55s whose employment…

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10
Oct
How Budget 2019 affects Independent Contractors

How Budget 2019 affects Independent Contractors

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Contracting PLUS welcomes the increase of €200 in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) announced yesterday as part of Budget 2019, bringing the EITC for 2019 to €1,350. However Commercial Director, Jimmy Sheehan expressed disappointment with the Government’s failure to bring parity between the employed and self-employed. “The EITC was first announced in Budget 2016…

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04
Sep
5 Steps to help Independent Professional Contractors get Mortgage Ready

5 Steps to help Independent Professional Contractors get Mortgage Ready

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2018

There are a number of misconceptions among Independent Professional Contractors when it comes to the perceived difficulty of getting a mortgage. There are literally thousands of self-employed people who are eligible for (and have successfully gotten) mortgages. I should know. I’m one of them. For the most part the process is very similar to being…

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17
May
8 Great Reasons Independent Professionals Should Stay In Touch

8 Great Reasons Independent Professionals Should Stay In Touch

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2018

  Why is it we are so often continually engaged in ‘Unsocial’ media when there are massive benefits to be gained from building on face-to-face relationships? Establishing strong affiliations with others in your industry has many positive upsides. Support Network 1. Expanding your network can be productive for business. If your peers are aware of…

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27
Apr
Self Investment – Part II

Self Investment – Part II

Posted Friday, April 27, 2018

  In a previous blog post, not too long ago, we spoke the importance of investing in yourself, i.e., developing YOU as an individual, personally or professionally. Investing in yourself is something which a lot of us don’t take much time to consciously do, especially with increasingly busy schedules – but it certainly does pay…

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10
Apr
Company Car: Buy, Lease, Borrow

Company Car: Buy, Lease, Borrow

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Buying a car is a big outlay and most of us incur it every 3 to 5 years. It is something I have been grappling with recently. My car is four years old and is a Volvo diesel, and while Volvo has not been identified to have any major emission problems like some of the…

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29
Mar
Self Investment – The Greatest Hidden ROI

Self Investment – The Greatest Hidden ROI

Posted Thursday, March 29, 2018

  With the long weekend looming, take this time off to reflect on your personal and professional goals, and what you can do to achieve them. Investing in yourself could produce the greatest dividend you will ever capitalise on in this lifetime.This could be as simple as learning a new skill, developing yourself personally or professionally….

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14
Nov
Common Contracting Myths

Common Contracting Myths

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Professional Contracting can seem like a foreign or confusing way of working to most. While steady 9 to 5 jobs may have been the norm in the past, today’s workforce is becoming far more contingent and the gig economy is ever growing. This way of working is being used by more and more professionals. Working…

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09
Nov
Contracting Tip of the Month – November

Contracting Tip of the Month – November

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2017

Interested in Health Insurance discounts Contractors working with Contracting PLUS can avail of a 10% discount with Laya Healthcare or VHI Healthcare! You can avail of this by logging onto the Laya Healthcare portal that is available in the homepage of your MyContractingPLUS portal. To avail of the VHI 10% discount, please contact a member of the Solutions Team…

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