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Agencies: Why every freelancer needs one

Precise discuss the benefits a freelancer can reap when using an agency.

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Agencies play an integral part in the provision of freelance personnel. Far from being a way of syphoning off cash flow to offshore workers, they provide support, market information and a professional means of facilitating dialogue between client and contractor.

Precise offers a financial insurance contingency against the vagaries of economic fluctuation and corporate insolvency. This is vital to ensure that the freelancer is paid, regardless of external variables. This comprehensive coverage, allied to a reliable and regular payment system, enables contractors to focus on the technical aspects of their work without the worry of guaranteed, timely cash flow. In addition, we provide liability and medical insurance, which means you’re fully covered for practically everything the moment you leave for your trip.

We also provide comprehensive tax and compliance information, which extends to the complexities of working in the Norwegian sector and being kept appraised of changes in UK tax law. Here at Precise Consultants, the financial team is led by co-founder Adam Sumner who is a chartered accountant. He has spent two years speaking with tax accountants around the world and will ensure you never fall foul of compliance rules.

Technical knowledge and a thorough understanding of life offshore is also what distinguishes Precise Consultants as a valuable partner to the offshore sector, having been co-founded by Peter Thompson, a former freelancer who is able to engage with clients and contractors on this level. Freelancers are also afforded a dedicated go to person who is available 24/7 for all your logistical needs, or to answer any questions or concerns you have about the job.

The network of contacts held by agencies is a crucial resource in securing regular and engaging work. At Precise, we utilize this network to match freelancers with relevant projects and provide valuable market insights.