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How to claim expenses: for doctors and...

2018-09-17 14:08:43

In the course of your day-to-day work, there are various costs you may need to cover. Just like any other employee, doctors and dentists are entitled to tax relief on certain expenses. Claiming relief on every expense possible may seem a tedious and time-consuming task, but it’s important to remember if you’re looking for ways to lower your tax bill. The following guidelines apply if you’re employed, but the rules are slightly different if you operate as a limited company. Talk to us for more information on claiming expenses as a company director.

Travel expenses

You can...


Getting ready for self-assessment...

2018-08-16 15:51:07

At this time of year, the 31 January deadline for self-assessment can seem like a distant future. With plenty of time before your tax return is due, it could be tempting to put off any thought of it for the time being. But as the months go by, the last thing you’ll want after celebrating Christmas and the New Year is to come back to a pile of paperwork and a rapidly approaching deadline. This last-minute panic can be avoided with some well-timed forward planning, and by getting ahead on your tax return as early as possible.

Who needs to complete self-assessment?

Anyone wi...


Charity annual return 2018: what’s c...

2018-07-25 08:15:48

You might have heard about the upcoming changes to the 2018 charity annual return, but are you prepared for the new questions? The Charity Commission has published some of the questions it will include, giving charities time to get ready before the return is made available by the end of August 2018. Certain questions will be optional this year, so don’t worry if you haven’t got the right records in some of these areas. However, they’ll all be mandatory from 2019. Thinking about the processes you’ll need to put in place now will put you in a good position to gather the right info...



Approachable London accountants for entrepreneurs and growing businesses

Brief history

In 1927, JCS opened its first office and over the last century, thanks to a loyal and growing customer base we have flourished and prospered. Now, more than 90 years on JCS are the accountants of choice for businesses in South West London who want more than just historical accounts.

The world we operate in has changed – forever! Your requirements will be different to those customers we served almost a century ago.

Core Ethos

Your personal and commercial needs have also changed as has the way many companies run their accounts function. At JCS we have future proofed our service to our clients. We are continually pioneering new and improved ways of serving our customers and delivering great value for money.

At JCS you get access to a well resourced practice with over 90 years experience working with companies in South West London.


Available to help businesses in South West London flourish and grow

Dick Haffenden MA FCA CTA


Tax Specialist

Paul Newton BSc FCA


Audit & accounts specialist

Miriam Hickson FCA CTA


Audit, VAT & Charity specialist

Joanna Walker MA FCA

Audit Manager

Audit, accounts & IT specialist

Sue Walker

Business Support Manager

Management Accounts Specialist

Dick Haffenden


Dick has worked in the fields of both audit and tax, advising owner managed businesses and their owners.

He is our tax specialist, able to identify and plan with clients the very best tax efficient routes – enabling them to keep more of their hard earned money. He also oversees the acquisition, merger and disposal of companies. This includes where necessary, re-structuring and re-financing using a variety of structures including UK or offshore trusts.


Miriam Hickson


Miriam advises a range of both commercial and charitable clients on all aspects of financial accounting and audit, with a particular aptitude for negotiating complex regulatory issues. She regularly provides training to both the staff and trustees or directors of clients.

Miriam is also a Chartered Tax Advisor with a special interest in VAT, and has provided specialist advice to a national charity on this subject, as well as dealing with a number of other complex areas including land transactions and international services.

Miriam enjoys working with clients who are looking for support and advice as their business or organisation grows, and regularly attends Board Meetings to advise directors and trustees.

When not advising clients, Miriam enjoys being creative with both sewing and cooking, and is active in a local church. The furthest Miriam has travelled for an audit assignment was to Moscow, where she was auditing a project for a charitable client – in Russian!


Paul Newton


Paul has a wealth of experience advising on financial reporting and audit for clients in a wide range of commercial sectors, including UK subsidiaries of overseas groups.

He also takes an interest in smaller businesses, advising on the choice of accounting software, management accounts, budgeting and providing general financial and tax advice. He particularly enjoys getting alongside clients, understanding their business, and being on hand to answer queries through the year.

When away from the office, Paul enjoys family days out and plays (very!) competitive squash and table tennis. His sporting claim to fame was to receive a table tennis trophy from Sir David Frost in the Albert Hall!


Joanna Walker

Audit Manager

Joanna has worked with a range of clients of all sizes in a wide variety of sectors.

She has considerable experience in assisting both commercial and charitable clients in the production of their annual accounts and other management information. She also has a particular ability to help clients implement accounting systems and tailor IT packages to suit their particular needs.


Sue Walker

Business Support Manager

Sue heads up our business support department, which provides bookkeeping and management accounts services to medium and small enterprises, both in the office and based at clients’ premises. The department also prepares VAT returns and assists clients with budgets and cashflow projections. Sue particularly enjoys working with small businesses and clients in the healthcare sector such as care homes, doctors and dentists.

Sue likes to keep fit by attending regular Pilates classes and enjoys mountain biking with friends at the weekends. On a Sunday morning Sue can be found in the bell tower of her local church practising the art of campanology.




5 Robin Hood Lane, Sutton

Surrey, SM1 2SW



020 8643 1166