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How Budget 2019 affects Independent Contractors

How Budget 2019 affects Independent Contractors
​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 announce...
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Self Investment - The Greatest Hidden ROI

Self Investment - The Greatest Hidden ROI
​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.&nbs...
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Take Control of Your Energy and Avoid Burnout

Take Control of Your Energy and Avoid Burnout
​Burnout impacts most of us at some point in our working lives. It is a combination of the emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by working long hours. The symptoms develop, under the radar, in the form of excessive and prolonged stress. Over time our enthusiasm, passion, and energy are buried under the weight of the stress we've b...
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Contractor CV’s – Tips and Advice on How to Draft the Most Effective Contractor CV.

Contractor CV’s – Tips and Advice on How to Draft the Most Effective Contractor CV.
It goes without saying, as a contractor seeking new opportunities in the current jobs market, having an up-to-date CV that really sells your capabilities and achievements is absolutely essential.Your CV is your own personal marketing tool and it is vital that the right information is included and presented in the most effective way. Recruiters will...
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New changes to travel and subsistence rates for Contractors as of 01 April 2017

New changes to travel and subsistence rates for Contractors as of 01 April 2017
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform have reviewed the current mileage and subsistence expense system in the context of modern business requirements and conditions. These changes are claimable in each of our Umbrella, Managed and 365 Company solutions.  Mileage RatesNew mileage rates have been outlined that better reflect chan...
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