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Intermediaries Legislation (also known as IR35)

Posted by Jim on February 05, 2019  /   Posted in Blog

How to determine if  key personnel identified under contracts may fall within the scope of the Intermediaries Legislation for the purpose of payment of tax and National Insurance Contributions.

Bidders  must confirm in the Eligibility response Envelope  if:
They are providing the service directly to the Client(s) as a self-employed contractor, sole trader, freelancer, or consultant and pay themselves through their own limited company or partnership or have a material interest in that company;

They are supplying the workers through an Agency or Managed Service Company, and all workers are included on  payroll or paid through an umbrella company. If so, they will be required to provide details of how payments are made in compliance with PAYE and the IR35 rules (or state N/A)

Where they are NOT supplying the workers through an Agency or Managed Service Company,they will be required to explain how payments will be made to workers from 6 April 2017 to comply with the IR35 rules (or state N/A).

Further details on the IR35 obligations can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ir35-find-out-if-it-applies

Merry Christmas from the team at JCR Network Services Ltd

Posted by Jim on December 20, 2018  /   Posted in Blog

This office will be closed from 12 noon Friday 21st December 2018 and will re-open 8am Monday 7th January 2019.

We wish all our customers a merry Christmas and a prosperous 2019

All the team at JCR Network Services

Getting Ireland Brexit Ready – Donegal

Posted by Jim on November 22, 2018  /   Posted in Blog

Event Details

Title: Getting Ireland Brexit Ready – Donegal
Date(s): 30th November 2018, 8.00am – 12.45pm
Venue: Port Rd, Gortlee, Letterkenny
Registration: Book Now

About the Event

Getting Ireland Brexit Ready workshop will take place on Friday 30 November 2018 at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Donegal.

Registration opens at 9am, and the event will run from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., the workshop will offer advice and information on supports available.

Individuals / companies with an interest in the business, agri-food / fisheries and tourism sectors are welcome to attend the workshop for free but registration is required in advance.

Other upcoming events

 

Fri23Nov
IntertradeIreland 22nd November 2018

TCD Alumni to Student Mentoring Programme 2018

Posted by Jim on October 04, 2018  /   Posted in Blog

Alumni Career Mentor Training October 2018

Date: Thursday, 11 October 2018

Venue: Trinity Student Counselling Services Office, 3rd floor of 7-9 South Leinster Street

Time: 5.30pm to 9pm

Would you like to become a great Mentor?

How do you make sure mentoring doesn’t become managing and how do you make sure you get as much out of it as you put in, if not more?

Trinity Development and Alumni in association with the Careers Advisory Service and Trinity Student Counselling Services are delighted to offer alumni volunteers this free training opportunity in advance of our upcoming alumni to student mentoring program. You will learn how to create and maintain positive, proactive relationships with your mentees including:

· Enhanced listening and communication skills

· Establishing communications and expectations

· Boundaries and referrals

· Building your own networks

This training will prove useful in your role as an alumni mentor but also for your own continuing professional development and will cover the following areas:

· Team building and participation skills

· Basics of coaching

· Conducting professional/developmental reviews

· Advanced communication and interpersonal skills

This event is free but places are strictly limited and registration at the link below is essential

More than 50 companies to embark on Scotland trade mission

Posted by Jim on September 24, 2018  /   Posted in Blog

Enterprise Ireland says the Republic and Scotland face ‘mutual Brexit challenges

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys will lead the trade mission, which will focus on Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys will lead the trade mission, which will focus on Glasgow and Edinburgh.

More than 50 Irish companies are to take part in a trade mission to Scotland this week as Enterprise Ireland warns of the “challenges” of Brexit.

Exports in each direction have increased by more than 100 per cent since 2012, while Irish-Scottish trade exceeded £1.8 billion in 2017, up by 130 per cent over the last five years.

Some of the companies taking part in the trade mission are Glennon Brothers, Grid Solutions, Xocean, Corlytics, Solgari, Quaternion and AgriSpread, which was the overall winner of the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards at the national Ploughing Championships last week.

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys is to lead the trade mission, which will be focused on Glasgow and Edinburgh, and will take place over Wednesday and Thursday.

Ms Humphreys’ itinerary will take in Glennon Brothers’ facility in Troon, as well as a joint event with SSE at the energy giant’s offshore wind centre.

She will also attend a trade dinner at Glasgow City Chamber; pay a visit to the University of Edinburgh; and meet her Scottish counterpart Derek McKay.

The 56 companies travelling to Scotland are based in key sectors such as renewable energy, construction, fintech, agricultural technologies and digital technology.

Enterprise Ireland’s UK manager Deirdre McPartlin said the Republic and Scotland face “mutual challenges” from Brexit.

“While we undoubtedly have multiple opportunities ahead, we also share mutual challenges and foremost among these is Brexit which brings a degree of uncertainty and concern for both our countries,” she said.

“Again, this is an area we can work on with Scotland as a new trading relationship between both countries evolves.”

Discover Tender Success

Posted by Jim on September 05, 2018  /   Posted in Blog

… with the Go-2-Tender Programme

 

Are you a SME keen to get your share of the €12bn/ €10.6bn all-island

Public Procurement Market

Then InterTradeIreland’s Go-2-Tender programme is for you

Go-2-Tender has been developed to give SMEs the confidence, knowledge and practical skills to tender successfully for public sector contracts in their own jurisdiction and on a cross-border basis.

The programme consists of 2 days’ training by experienced bid specialists and an initial ½ day of tailored, one-to-one mentoring.

Eligible companies can also apply for up to a further 2 days of expert mentor support at no additional cost

The workshop is delivered island wide and covers the following topics:

Day 1:

  • Understanding the public sector on an all island basis
  • Mapping the sectors
  • E-Tendering –
    • The process of tendering online, where to source opportunities, common procurement vocabulary (CPV) codes etc.
    • Portals include eTendersNI, eTenders.gov.ie, LA Quotes, TED etc.
  • Partnerships, consortiums and collaborative working
  • The bid/no bid decision – how do you decide? and what should your strategy be?

Day 2:

  • How to write a good tender bid document
  • How to understand the process – from reading the terms of reference, understanding and answering the questions, to submitting the bid and accompanying documents
  • What the content should look like
  • What structure, language and tone to use
  • How to debrief and ask for feedback
  • What do to next

 

The workshops also give attendees the opportunity to share real life experiences of the tendering process and to have previously unsuccessful tender submissions reviewed and commented on by the trainer.

 

Timings: 9.00am – 4.30pm (both days).

Cost: £85 + VAT (£102 per person)

Go-2-Tender provides excellent value for money! it includes – 2 days of interactive training, electronic materials, catering and up to 2½ days of one-to-one mentoring.

Registration: To register for the programme please complete the attached application form. Once the application has been completed, please send it to laurak@envision-ni.co.uk

 

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