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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.

Should you go umbrella or limited?

FAQs 2 min read

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?

FAQs 2 min read

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

Guides 5 min read

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

Guides 2 min read

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

Regulatory updates 2 min read

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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Increases to National Minimum & Living Wage from April

Regulatory updates 1 min read

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 contrac...

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Pension contributions to increase from April 2018

Regulatory updates 1 min read

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. Thi...

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Rail industry and umbrella workers

Infographics 2 min read

Rail industry and umbrella workers

The rail industry is a popular sector for contractors. This is hardly surprising when you think about the scope of the rail industry in the UK. The UK rai...

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