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VAT reverse charge delayed until October 2020


The new domestic reverse charge was due to be introduced this October but a recent announcement means that the change has now been delayed until October 2020.  The reverse charge will apply to construction services and news of the twel...

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What does draft IR35 legislation tell us about upcoming reforms?


As the date for IR35 reforms draws ever-closer, the government has recently published draft legislation as part of the Finance Bill 2020, to provide businesses with a clearer picture of what changes they will need to implement to ensur...

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Meet the Sterling team – Holly Waters


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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Pressure on for 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?


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?


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. Benefits to r...

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Meet the Sterling team – Lucy Parry


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


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


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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