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National Minimum Wage and pension contributions rise


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


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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Amazing prizes up for grabs with Sterling’s latest agency promotion


Want to be in with the chance of winning some of the most sought-after event tickets of the year? We have two extraordinary prizes on offer for our agency partners, giving you and two colleagues the opportunity to experience a weekend ...

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The Brexit outlook for recruiters


The recruitment industry has been speculating about the impact of Brexit for well over two years.  Many recruiters are fed up of hearing about it, others can talk about little else.  Whatever your viewpoint on Brexit what most recruite...

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Sterling turns 20!


We’re celebrating a milestone birthday, Sterling is 20 years old! Our dedicated team has been supporting recruitment agencies and contractors for two decades. There have been numerous highlights along the way and our contractors...

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Contracting in 2019: what’s in store?


With 2019 well underway, contractors across the UK are planning their year ahead, to ensure that their contracting career thrives over the coming months. With a number of significant changes on the horizon for the UK as a whole, as wel...

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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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