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Dec
What is an Umbrella Company?

What is an Umbrella Company?

Posted Monday, December 17, 2018

Umbrella Companies… ‘what they are,why you use them’ Regularly I get asked the question ‘what actually is an Umbrella Company?’. I think I might be guilty of glossing over this question too quickly; I don’t do it on purpose – I just forget that not everyone else has been talking about Umbrella companies for as…

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06
Dec
Top Tips for getting your first Contracting role

Top Tips for getting your first Contracting role

Posted Thursday, December 6, 2018

“Fortune always favours the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself” P. T. Barnum My name is Jimmy. I’m the Commercial Director in Contracting PLUS. It’s a fancy title but my job is all about making sure you have the best experience when you’re a contractor with Contracting PLUS. I used…

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28
Nov
Guest Blog: From ‘Stay at home Mom’ to Contractor

Guest Blog: From ‘Stay at home Mom’ to Contractor

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018

By Geraldine Penney; Reasonably new contractor; Dublin Imagine the possible Imagine you could be your own boss. Imagine you could pick the job you wanted to do. Imagine you could choose the location where you work. Imagine you could set your work hours to fit in perfectly with your lifestyle. And on top of all…

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20
Nov
A whistle-stop tour of PRSI for Contractors

A whistle-stop tour of PRSI for Contractors

Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018

We get lots of questions on PRSI and what workers are entitled to. PRSI is a big, big area so for this article I’m focussing only on Class A and Class S PRSI and how Contractors are affected. Let’s get stuck in… What is PRSI Pay Related Social Insurance is a contribution made by the…

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20
Nov
Financial Protection for Contractors

Financial Protection for Contractors

Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Income Protection Cover for Contractors When PAYE workers become contractors they typically worry most about what would happen to their income in the event of their absence from work due to illness or injury. While Contractors typically earn a reasonable amount, the flip side of that is you probably have a lifestyle that uses most,…

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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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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 your…

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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 off!…

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The benefits of choosing Contracting PLUS

Our compliant contractors typically achieve the best retention rates; they take home more money.

Our App and online portal remove all the admin and hassle from you.

Standard company insurances are included (at no extra cost) in most cases.

You’ll have a Dedicated Account Manager to answer all your questions.

You’ll get ongoing pro-active tax saving tips and suggestions.

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