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Here you can find a wealth of resources with regards to our services as well as industry related news and legislation information in the form of guides, videos, frequently asked questions and illustrations.

A guide to workplace pensions for umbrella employees

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A guide to workplace pensions for umbrella employees

Saving for the future is an essential aspect to anyone’s career, for contractors, however, it is of particular importance as it can often be difficult to ...

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A guide to SDC (supervision, direction and control)

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A guide to SDC (supervision, direction and control)

Introduced in April 2016, supervision, direction and control (SDC) is an important aspect of contracting for both the contractors themselves and the agenc...

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A guide to the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) for contractors

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A guide to the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) for contractors

For contractors operating through a recruitment agency, a thorough understanding of the Agency Workers Regulations is essential. In understanding all face...

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Should you go umbrella or limited?

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Should you go umbrella or limited?

One of the biggest decisions that a contractor will make during their career is whether to register as an umbrella contractor or establish their own limit...

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How does an umbrella company work?

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How does an umbrella company work?

Many contractors just starting out in the industry come to Sterling unsure of how exactly an umbrella company operates, and their responsibilities when re...

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A guide to getting the best mortgage deal as a contractor

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A guide to getting the best mortgage deal as a contractor

In the decade since the 2008 financial crisis, mortgage deals have improved exponentially, however finding and being accepted for the ideal mortgage can b...

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A guide to claiming contractor expenses

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A guide to claiming contractor expenses

One of the most popular benefits that contracting brings is the ability to claim back legitimate business-related expenses. However, this benefit is metic...

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An update on IR35

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An update on IR35

IR35 has been a significant topic of discussion within the business community over the past 12 months, following changes to legislation for public sector ...

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Sterling Top 10 Skills for IT Contractors

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Sterling Top 10 Skills for IT Contractors

For IT contractors, ensuring that you possess the most in-demand skills is essential to guaranteeing that you keep up with the demands of an ever-changing...

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