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Four top tips for contracting in the rail industry


Working within the rail industry can be a lucrative option for contractors, not least due to the significant number of rail projects currently underway within the UK. Large scale projects such as HS2 and Crossrail mean that there is a ...

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Sterling’s Christmas opening hours 2018


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: Monda...

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Contracting around the Christmas festivities


Whilst many may joke or moan that the Christmas season comes earlier and earlier each year, for those in the contracting community, planning for the Christmas period early is a vital component to ensuring a successful New Year. Whil...

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Prepare for Black Friday with your Sterling Rewards


As the countdown to Christmas well and truly begins, many shoppers will be taking advantage of the annual Black Friday sales that will take place on 23rd November. For contractors registered with Sterling, Black Friday is even more of ...

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Autumn Budget roundup – the future of IR35


In one of the most anticipated announcements made by the government this year, yesterday saw Chancellor Philip Hammond unveil the economic plan for the UK over the next 12 months with the announcement of the Autumn Budget. Whils...

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What could we see in the Autumn Budget?


As the Autumn Budget draws closer, many are beginning to speculate what the announcement may contain. This year’s Budget is of particular importance as it will mark the final announcement before the UK leaves the European Union next Ma...

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The top benefits of outsourced payroll for recruiters


For any business, payroll is a vital part of the day to day running, without a payroll department in place, a business will ultimately cease trading. For the recruitment industry in particular, without an efficient and reliable payroll...

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How did respondents react to CEST in the IR35 consultation?


Reforms to IR35 legislation in April 2017 brought with it the government’s new tools for contractors and agencies alike to check employment status for tax (CEST). However, since its introduction, CEST has come under a great deal of scr...

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Will the government allow for the reassessment of contractors’ IR35 status?


When HMRC introduced changes to IR35 legislation last April, it also introduced a tool for employers to help when determining the IR35 status of a contractor, named Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST). Over the past year, this tool ...

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The UK’s new cyber security body


Following the government’s proposals outlined in the 2016-2021 National Cyber Security Strategy, published in 2016, a consultation has been opened to gain professional perspective on the proposals and how they will impact UK businesses...

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