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Jul
What New Contractors can learn from Game of Thrones

What New Contractors can learn from Game of Thrones

Posted Monday, July 1, 2019

Winter is Coming! Anyone remotely interested in Game of Thrones will know this line. It has become renowned with the popular HBO series but surprisingly, was only actually said 15 times before winter arrived. Contracting too has seasons. Thankfully, we are in the middle of summer for Contracting (although nature might have us believe otherwise!)…

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26
Jun
Working from home as a Contractor? Here’s what you need to know!

Working from home as a Contractor? Here’s what you need to know!

Posted Wednesday, June 26, 2019

One of the benefits, and in turn a motivator of going Contracting is the flexibility it provides. For some, this flexibility includes where the actual work is undertaken and contract roles can offer the opportunity to work from home. If you are working from home (or hoping to shortly!) here’s some of our top tips……

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10
Jun
The Top 6 Apps Productive Contractors are using

The Top 6 Apps Productive Contractors are using

Posted Monday, June 10, 2019

1. Contracting PLUS App 2. LinkedIn 3. Freedom 4. Trello 5. Slack 6. Dropbox Timesheets and Expenses – Contracting PLUS App Contracting PLUS Expenses App was specifically designed for Professional Contractors, and allows you to submit your expenses and timesheets on our online portal for efficient processing. All you need to do is take a picture with your phone…

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04
Jun
It’s a great time to start Contracting in Ireland

It’s a great time to start Contracting in Ireland

Posted Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Businesses are keen to keep apace on the wish-list of the workforce. The most popular of these wishes is flexibility. Flexibility means different things to different people. This should come as no surprise; it would be oxymoronic to define the boundaries of flexibility. Despite their best efforts however, companies can struggle to implement flexible policies…

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27
May
Summer Holidays – How Smart Contractors cover the costs

Summer Holidays – How Smart Contractors cover the costs

Posted Monday, May 27, 2019

Contracting is brilliant. Contracting gives you flexibility. Contracting allows you work in companies where you might otherwise not get a PAYE role. If you’re contracting, then you’re probably earning more money than an employee doing the same job. These are all positive things which Contractors tell you all combine to lead to a better life-style….

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01
May
Jobseekers Benefit for Independent Contractors

Jobseekers Benefit for Independent Contractors

Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2019

By Jimmy Sheehan, Commercial Director, Contracting PLUS There was a little bit of media noise earlier this week when Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, ‘announced’ that the Jobseekers Benefit would be extended to Independent Contractors (i.e. self-employed people). While this is a positive step in terms of parity of benefits between…

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23
Apr
New to Contracting In Ireland: A guide to your PPS Number

New to Contracting In Ireland: A guide to your PPS Number

Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Are you new to Contracting in Ireland, and wondering how to get your first PPS number. Here is all the  information  you need to know.. What is a PPS Number? Your Personal Public Service number (PPSN) is a unique reference number given to you that helps you access social welfare benefits and public services in Ireland. To get…

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