Author Archives: Michelle Thirsk

Back in July 1991 Chelle joined CGA and, today, as owner and Director, Chelle has helped shape CGA into a dynamic, paperless accountancy service that focuses on offering more: more ideas, more good advice, more care and attention. Responsible for the direction of CGA, Chelle brings an extra layer of consulting expertise across the challenges of running your own business and getting the balance and numbers right. Unofficially known as the ‘Head of Non-compliance’, Chelle can add pounds to your bottom line, over and above the more usual tax and accounting compliancy that comes as standard. Passionate about horse racing and Rugby Union, Chelle inhabits the Knavesmire and Twickenham, enjoys a good Zumba party and Fight Fit, as well as regular eye watering challenges ticked off her bucket list, including jumping out of planes, zorbing and aerial assault courses. If Chelle has to relax it’s with a good bottle of wine and and a thriller.

Recovery Loan Scheme – Launches 6th April 2021

This new loan scheme is to support access to finance for UK businesses as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme launches on 6 April and is open until 31 December, subject to review. Loans will be available through a network of accredited lenders, whose names will be made […]

COVID19: Coronavirus Business Loan Schemes Extended – January and March 2021 Update

March 2021 Update: Businesses that took out government-backed Bounce Back Loans will now have greater flexibility to repay their loans with the option to delay repayments by six months or to extend the length of the loan using Pay as You Grow repayment flexible options. Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme The scheme helps small and […]

Vat Domestic Reverse Charge

See the bottom of this article for details of a free Webinar hosted by Xero (you don’t need to use Xero to access this webinar) What is the VAT reverse charge? The government is changing the way that HMRC collects VAT payments.Until now, businesses in the construction industry would usually charge VAT when selling their […]

Brexit January 2021 Update

The UK and the EU agreed future trading terms of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The UK has approved the agreement and it came into effect provisionally on 31 December 2020, whilst awaiting the EU to take steps to approve it. See the agreement here: Brexit: new rules – Government guidance The Government has […]

Business Interruption Insurance

As the UK national lockdowns continue, we are pleased that there is some good news for hospitality and other businesses who were closed by the Government in the first lockdown, after the Supreme Court ruled that insurers should pay business interruption claims. Small firms in line for business interruption insurance pay out The Financial Conduct […]

Change of VAT rules for Builders and those in the Construction Scheme from 1st March 2021 – Final Countdown

This is the 3rd attempt at setting a date for the introduction of these changes and as it stands at the moment this date will not be changed. It applies only to VAT-registered businesses who are supplying/receiving services that are reported under CIS. In other words, it applies to services supplied between the majority of […]

HMRC Deferred Payments Update

Coronavirus VAT Deferral Scheme – January 2021 Update A new payment scheme will be opened by HMRC shortly to allow for payments of VAT originally deferred between 20th March 2020 and June 2020 to be paid in 11 interest free instalments.  All instalments must be paid by the end of March 2022. You will need […]