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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

27/05/2020

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

09/04/2020

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

31/03/2020

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

25/03/2020

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

13/03/2020

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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Meet the Sterling team – Eilidh Kristiansen

10/03/2020

We are very lucky here at Sterling to have developed such a fantastic team of industry experts, all dedicated to providing a high-quality service to our agency and contractor clients alike. Each month we are asking one member of our te...

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Meet the Sterling team – Ben McGovern

13/02/2020

We are very lucky here at Sterling to have developed such a fantastic team of industry experts, all dedicated to providing a high-quality service to our agency and contractor clients alike. Each month we are asking one member of our te...

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Off-Payroll review launched by government, but changes still to go ahead in April 2020

08/01/2020

Yesterday the government announced that there will be a review into Off-Payroll tax, however the Treasury has confirmed that the April 2020 implementation into the private sector will not be postponed. The review however will identi...

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IR35 Reforms Countdown – Are you ready? 3 months to go.

17/12/2019

The date for the introduction of the IR35 reforms looms closer, is your agency prepared? IR35 has been a big topic of discussion since the ‘off-payroll’ rules were confirmed to be rolled out into the private sector from April 2020. ...

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