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.

COVID-19: Support for businesses that pay business rates 2021 update

Business Support Grants from January 2021 delivered by Local Authorities From the 5th January 2021 onwards, Local Authorities will be delivering The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed), Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment and the Additional Restrictions Grant Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum Scheme For Businesses that were open as usual, but then required to close […]

So, what changes on 1 January 2021?

Deal or no deal, the way people live and work will be different. People planning to move between the UK and EU to live, work, or retire will no longer be automatically allowed to do so The UK will apply a points-based immigration system to EU citizens Travel rules are changing, so check your passport […]

Virtual Christmas parties will qualify for tax exemption

HMRC has confirmed that they will accept a virtual Christmas party as an event which is capable of falling within the tax exemption rules for annual functions. ‘Having considered the scope of section 264 ITEPA03 (annual parties exemption), we are pleased to confirm that the exemption will apply to the costs associated with virtual parties […]

HMRC Regains Preferential Status for Insolvencies after 1st December 2020

The Finance Act 2020 provides for HMR & C to regain preferential status for certain debts including PAYE, Employees NIC, VAT, student deductions and CIS deductions. The new status is only relevant for insolvencies that commence after 1 December 2020. Current Preferential Creditors At present the only creditors that have preferential status are employees for […]