Welcome to JC Exchange, a dedicated support network for accounting and finance professionals.

Formerly known as Polar Club and created by Johnston Carmichael, we understand that you need to protect and grow your business but, on occasion, may need outside specialists in order to fulfil your clients’ needs.

This is where we help. As a member of JC Exchange, we provide you with access to our accounting and tax experts who can advise on and, if required, fulfil a range of specialist services. And because of our size and scale, wherever you are based there will always be an expert on hand to listen and advise.

It’s free to join and adheres to our core value of ‘doing the right thing’. This means that all JC Exchange members are protected by a non-solicitation agreement, so whilst we work together to help enhance your services, at all times you keep your client.

What are the benefits?

  • Invite to regular seminars and drinks receptions
  • CPD accreditation through attendance at events
  • Free accountancy updates and mailings: read the latest edition of our newsletter here
  • Access to the Johnston Carmichael team to discuss client or operational issues
  • Free enquiry line providing an essential sounding board
  • Non solicitation agreement ensuring that member firms retain their clients

How does it work?

We hold regular JC Exchange events that are structured around short presentations by a Johnston Carmichael specialist on current technical accounting and tax issues. This is then followed by an informal discussion amongst members over light refreshments.

The events, support network, and our open lines of communication ensure that you have the ability to answer client questions or technical issues that require an additional level of expertise.

Should you need to make a referral and utilise the services of Johnston Carmichael, as a member of JC Exchange you can:

  1. Arrange for a Johnston Carmichael specialist to contact your client directly to discuss their requirements, and if appropriate, arrange a meeting
  2. Approve a course of action for our firm to undertake specialist work on your behalf
  3. Agree whether it is best for Johnston Carmichael to engage directly with your client or provide you with advice in the background.

Upcoming events

A list of the upcoming JC Exchange events at the various Johnston Carmichael locations is below. To RSVP please get in touch with the JC Exchange team by either completing the form on the right, calling 0808 172 0230 or emailing connect@jcca.co.uk

  • Edinburgh: 17.30 - 19.30, 23 October
  • Glasgow: 17.30 - 19.30, 24 October
  • Inverness: 17.30 - 19.20, 2 November 

At all three events, the presentations will cover:

The Latest on Employment Status & IR35: The issue of employment status continues to be a tricky area for advisers and their clients with ever evolving case law and a whole raft of proposed changes on the horizon that will impact most sectors of the economy. This session will cover the key risk areas under existing legislation and case law and will also take a look at the main changes being proposed by the Government in this area including in relation to Off-Payroll Working in the Private Sector which was the recent subject of a Government consultation.

An update on topical VAT issues: A look at the VAT implications of Brexit, The latest on Making Tax Digital for VAT, Forthcoming VAT changes in the construction industry, Current areas of HMRC focus

2018 Autumn Budget Predictions: the next Autumn Budget will occur soon after these events so we'll give a short summary of our predictions for both Westminster and Holyrood and how upcoming changes may affect you and your clients.   ​

Would you like to join the JC Exchange network?

Fill out the form below, selecting your preferred location for events