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The latest Clay Shaw Butler Money Matters column from the Carmarthenshire Herald

The latest Clay Shaw Butler Money Matters column from the Carmarthenshire Herald.
By Mark Jones, director of Carmarthen-based Clay Shaw Butler chartered accountants and business consultants.

Well, that made us sit up and pay attention!
After all the fuss about tax credits, the Chancellor George Osborne did what can only be described as a U-turn when he presented the Autumn Statement and Spending Review in Parliament.
His speech (the first Autumn Statement of this Parliament) and the supporting documentation presented to the House of Commons set out both tax and economic measures.
Here’s our summary of what happened . . .
In a nutshell, we saw -
changes to the prospective Tax-Free Childcare scheme reversal of most of the tax credit proposals retaining the 3% diesel supplement for company cars which was to be abolished the introduction of an apprenticeship levy proposals to restrict tax relief for travel and subsistence expenses for workers engaged through employment intermediaries the intro…

The latest 'On Song' column from the Llanelli Star

The latest 'On Song' column (about the choral scene in and around Llanelli) from the Llanelli Star -

It’s proving to be a busy Christmas for one of our popular male voice choirs.
Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi will be joining Côr Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir for a Christmas concert at Ffwrnes on Saturday, December 12.
The choirs will be teaming up again after the success of their recent concert staged at the Princess Gwenllian Centre in Kidwelly.
Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi secretary Derrick Rowlands said: “The Kidwelly concert was a very successful night and we are looking forward to joining Côr Meibion Llanelli again on December 12.
“We are old friends with Côr Meibion Llanelli and we look forward to a wonderful evening of festive entertainment.”
Mr Rowlands said Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi choristers and musical director Davinia Harries were looking forward to a busy Christmas.
Events for the Llandyfaelog-based choir include -
Tues December 8, Red Lion, Llandyfaelog (Private Party )

The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post

The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post.
Comedian Phil Evans is from Ammanford. He is known as the man who puts the ‘cwtsh’ into comedy.


Best medicine: 
Doctor Phil Evans, specialist in humour-ology, here!
At your service 24/7.
Do step into my consulting room and take a seat.
No! Not that one! The cat was just sick over it.
What caused it to be sick? How do I know? I’m a doctor, not a vet.
It’s often been said that laughter is the best medicine.
Although if you’re diabetic, I wouldn’t advise you to chuck out your insulin and binge on a boxed-set of Dad’s Army DVDs . . .
However, it’s on record that people with serious illnesses can be helped back to recovery by having laughter therapy.
In one American study, heart attack patients were divided into two groups: one half was placed under standard medical care while the other half watched comedy DVDs for 30 minutes each day.
After one year, the ‘humour’ grou…