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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

Regulatory updates2 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

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

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

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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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Top 10 skills for construction contractors

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Top 10 skills for construction contractors

Working as a contractor in the construction sector can be a rewarding career. There are significant skills shortages in the UK in this sector which means ...

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GDPR and what it will mean for recruitment agencies

Regulatory updates

GDPR and what it will mean for recruitment agencies

May 25th 2018 will bring with it a brand new era of data protection for businesses across Europe, as the General Data Protection Regulations come into for...

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Apprenticeship Levy

Regulatory updates2 min read

Apprenticeship Levy

Back in April 2017 the apprenticeship levy came into force.   The new levy was introduced by the government to change the way apprenticeships are funded i...

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