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Pressure on for release of HMRC’s improved employment status tool (CEST)

HMRC’s CEST (Check Employment Status Tool) tool has come under fire from all angles. The introduction of IR35 for the public sector has been plagued by confusion and the tool has been widely criticised as not fit for purpose. The CE...

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Considering setting up a limited company?

16/07/2019

Contractors generally have to make a decision about how to receive their pay and in recent years changes to tax legislation have led to more and more contractors considering setting up as a ltd company or PSC. Recruiters are often a...

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Want to learn more about upcoming reforms to IR35?

10/07/2019

With the date for IR35 changes fast approaching, many of our agency partners are busy preparing their business for how these changes will impact their current processes, and what they can do to ensure they are compliant with this legis...

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Five benefits of umbrella service for recruiters

Using an umbrella service offers many advantages for workers but there are clear benefits for recruiters too.  Here are five of the benefits that recruiters share with us when we ask them about using our services. Save time U...

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Meet the Sterling team – Lucy Parry

31/05/2019

We are extremely proud of the team we have here at the Sterling Group, all of whom are dedicated to providing an expert and high-quality service to both our agency and contractor clients alike. Each month we are asking members of our t...

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Choosing the right contracting route for you

23/05/2019

When contracting one of the key concerns that many contractors have is how they will be paid and how to manage their pay, expenses and tax affairs. Most people pursue contracting because they want to enjoy the flexibility and variet...

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Sterling’s Easter 2019 opening hours

17/04/2019

As we enter the Easter celebrations, we want to keep our agency partners and contractors updated as to when we will be available over the coming week. Our offices will close on Thursday 18th April at 5pm and will re-open on Tuesday ...

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Sterling launches brand new PAYE service

With over twenty years’ experience in the contactor payroll sector, Sterling Group is very excited to announce the launch of our brand-new PAYE service. Our expertise in working with payroll for umbrella contractors, PSCs and self-e...

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National Minimum Wage and pension contributions rise

04/04/2019

April 2019 is set to be a significant month for the UK, with a potential exit from the EU (dependent on negotiations) on the cards, a rise in the National Minimum (NMW) and Living Wage (NLW) as well as pension contributions for both em...

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Twelve months to go: IR35 reforms

27/03/2019

With just over twelves months to go before IR35 reforms are introduced into the private sector, industries across the UK that work with contractors are busily preparing to amend processes in line with these changes. For businesses w...

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