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Welcome to Sterling’s new website

We are very excited to reveal the project we have been working on for the past few months, as our brand-new site goes live. The Sterling website is an integral part of our services, as this is the platform for which our valued contr...

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Sterling tackle Playfest 2018

It was an eventful weekend for the Sterling team, as we took part in Playfest 2018 in Tatton Park. The event, hosted by Active Cheshire, took place on Saturday 12th May and saw businesses, families and organisations from across the Nor...

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Increases to National Minimum & Living Wage from April

As we enter the 2018/19 financial year, changes to National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage have come into force that will positively impact contractors on lower hourly rates. On 1st April 2018, the National Minimum Wage and N...

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Pension contributions to increase from April 2018

Contractors within Sterling’s Umbrella scheme will soon see some changes in their pension contributions, as they are set to rise from 6th April 2018. This will mark the first rise in contributions since the introduction of the governm...

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GDPR and what it will mean for recruitment agencies

May 25th 2018 will bring with it a brand new era of data protection for businesses across Europe, as the General Data Protection Regulations come into force. Time to prepare is fast running out, and therefore agencies must not only ens...

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PRISM and Sterling

Sterling is an accredited member of PRISM, a membership organisation set up to provide a platform to highlight and promote the important role that professional payment intermediary companies such as umbrella and payroll companies play ...

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New to contracting? Here are our top 10 tips

Making the jump from permanent employment to contracting can be a daunting prospect. To ensure that the contracting profession works for you it is essential that you are fully aware of all aspects of contracting and how these should be...

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Compliance has never been more important for recruiters

At Sterling we pride ourselves on offering a service which is built on compliance. It is the focus of everything we do and is our first priority when providing services to our recruitment agency partners and to our contractors. We kno...

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10 top tips for contractors on getting a mortgage

While the UK employment market has shown remarkable improvement and mortgages have reached their peak since the 2008 financial crisis, lending criteria can be behind the times. Therefore, it can often be tricky for contractors to navig...

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Why you’re in safe hands with Sterling

The team here at Sterling is committed to ensuring that all of our contractors receive a quality and compliant service, for any and all of the Sterling routes that they choose; no matter their circumstance we will have the ideal route ...

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