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Our Christmas opening hours

As the Sterling team prepare for the Christmas festivities, we want to keep both contractors and agencies updated as to when we will be available over the celebration period. Please find our Christmas opening hours below: Wedne...

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Moving from PSC to Umbrella


We have some compelling reasons why both contractors and agencies should partner with Sterling ahead of our competitors.   Contractors We offer competitive flexible margins Dedicated account manager that will support y...

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Prevention is the best cure…


Are you looking for an Umbrella company that offers that little bit more, with more added extras and benefits? Maybe with the upcoming IR35 reforms, you are looking to move from your limited company and want to know what benefits an...

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IR35 reforms are looming, do you have contractors in search of an Umbrella provider? Are you a contractor looking for an Umbrella provider?


IR35 reforms are due to come into force in April 2021, however many contractors are now looking at their options in readiness. We have already seen a high number of Limited Company contractors switching to our Umbrella services, and we...

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Chancellor unveils £30bn plan in summer mini-budget


Yesterday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the summer economic plan to help the UK recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, including plans to protect jobs. Below we have summarised the main points. IR35 reforms The ‘Plans for Jo...

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Sterling gains FCSA Accreditation


We are delighted that we have successfully passed the FCSA audit process and have now gained full accreditation. Becoming accredited, we have undergone a rigorous assessment to ensure adherence to the FCSA’s stringent compliance stand...

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Industry bodies join forces to seek urgent clarity on Furlough pay and Umbrella employees


The leading professional bodies for our industry have joined forces to seek urgent clarity from the government regarding how Furlough pay is to be calculated for Umbrella employees. 'The FCSA and Professional Passport members need t...

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme


The government has confirmed that they will reimburse 80% of workers’ wages if they are made Furlough. From what we understand, Umbrella employees will be entitled to this and self-employed contractors with Sterling CIS and Sterling Te...

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The Umbrella route…. The myths, the benefits and the options Sterling offer


The Umbrella route is an ideal option for contractors what want to maintain the flexibility that contracting offers, whilst gaining the benefits employment can bring. What is an Umbrella? An Umbrella company becomes the employer of c...

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Budget 2020 – The key points


Budget 2020 – the key points Janene Rudge, our Commerical Director summarises the key points of Wednesday's budget. Earlier this week, the new chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first budget announcement. Below we have summarised...

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