Entries by Ron Henderson

3 reasons to start reducing your 2018 tax bill right now!

If you are self-employed, you will more than likely be relieved that the tax deadline has come and gone again. Accountants have been paid, all expenses have been gathered and many of you have made pension contributions to reduce your tax liabilities. Everyone has now hopefully closed off their 2017 tax liabilities and the self-employed […]

CPAS “Opportunities for Construction Companies” Breakfast briefing update

We were delighted with the success of the ‘Opportunities for Construction Companies 2019’ breakfast briefing we hosted at the Red Cow Moran Hotel, on 21st November last. The breakfast briefing, chaired by businessman Bobby Kerr, included speakers Oliver Mangan, Chief Economist, AIB; Terry McAdam, Management Consulting Partner, RSM; Mark Lohan, Managing Director, Brooks Group; and […]

What’s your financial plan for 2019?

In her latest article, Susan O’Mara of Milestone Advisory focuses on the need for us all to think about planning for the next 20 years rather than just on the year ahead when it comes to planning for our retirement.  Susan writes – at this time each year, I would usually write nine things to […]

The construction sector is ahead of the game

Many of you may already be familiar with the Sectoral Employment Order (SEO) for the construction industry, this was the first SEO announced in October 2017 and written into law by the Minister of State at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. This SEO outlined rates of pay for specified workers in the construction […]

Irish Construction Industry Awards 2018

CPAS were proud to be Gold Sponsors at the Irish Construction Industry Awards held in City West on Thursday 14th June 2018. The Irish Construction Industry Awards recognises and rewards companies who strive for excellence. As the leading provider of pension savings for the construction sector, CPAS think it is fitting that our business supports […]

The need for mandatory pensions in Ireland

If you follow this regular advice column you’ll note that there is a heavy bias towards retirement planning. As a Financial Advisor for the construction sector, I meet many members of the sector’s two big schemes, CERS and the Construction Workers Pension Scheme. My concern is that private pension coverage in Ireland is low, with […]

Are you covered?

With effect from December 2017, self -employed people in Ireland have finally became entitled to long- term sick pay. This is great news for this cohort of people, who typically have been treated unfairly in Ireland, especially when you consider that OECD figures show close to 20% of the Irish workforce are self- employed. Tradespeople […]