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Applying for national insurance credit...

2019-01-16 11:06:35

Thousands of people could be missing out on a boost to their state pension, simply because they don’t realise they’re eligible to receive it. This is because of the complex system of national insurance credits, which can help fill gaps on your national insurance record and ensure you qualify for benefits including the state pension. You might need to do this if you haven’t paid national insurance for a period of time, for example because you’ve been ill or unemployed, or looking after children. But how do you know what you’re eligible for, and what do you ne...


Making Tax Digital: How will it work?...

2018-12-18 10:19:23

Going into 2019, businesses will be preparing for one of the biggest changes to the tax system in recent years: Making Tax Digital (MTD). The scheme will be mandatory for VAT from 1 April 2019, so if your business is VAT-registered and has an annual taxable turnover above the £85,000 VAT-registration threshold, you’ll need to comply. Even if you’re not included at this stage, mandatory digital reporting for income tax and corporation tax could become a requirement as early as April 2020 – so the sooner you get ready, the better.

Requirements of MTD for VAT READ MORE

What does Budget 2018 mean for chariti...

2018-11-19 10:08:52

What does Budget 2018 mean for charities? It was hard to know what to expect from this year’s Budget, with the Prime Minister promising the “end of austerity”, and Brexit around the corner. But after the Office for Budget Responsibility’s forecast provided an unexpected windfall, the Chancellor was able to announce increases to public spending and a number of business-friendly measures. Some individuals were also given an effective tax cut, as the personal allowance and higher-rate threshold for income tax were both increased. Among the larger announcements, a few changes w...



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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.




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