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

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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.

There’s a film, starring Meryl Streep, called ‘It’s complicated’.
It’s got nothing whatsoever to do with tax matters, but the title came to mind while writing this week’s Money Matters column.
Completing the journey we started last week, Money Matters takes a deeper look into the complicated world of Capital Taxes.
Hopefully, we’ve managed to put it into words you can all understand!
Here are some of the key areas where the Government has taken action –
Joint ventures, partnerships and ER
Changes introduced in 2015 to combat abuse of ER (Entrepreneurs’ Relief) also resulted in relief not being due to investors in some types of genuine commercial structures where tax avoidance was not a main motive.
Those affected were companies with shares in joint venture companies and corporate partners in partn…

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

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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.

There’s a film, starring Meryl Streep, called ‘It’s complicated’.
It’s got nothing whatsoever to do with tax matters, but the title came to mind while writing this week’s Money Matters column.
Completing the journey we started last week, Money Matters takes a deeper look into the complicated world of Capital Taxes.
Hopefully, we’ve managed to put it into words you can all understand!
Here are some of the key areas where the Government has taken action –
Joint ventures, partnerships and ER
Changes introduced in 2015 to combat abuse of ER (Entrepreneurs’ Relief) also resulted in relief not being due to investors in some types of genuine commercial structures where tax avoidance was not a main motive.
Those affected were companies with shares in joint venture companies and corporate partners in partnerships…

The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post

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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.
www.philevans.co.uk

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FARMERS – ARE THEY IN A FIELD OF THEIR OWN?

There’s countless things we can do to make ourselves feel good.
I’m not exaggerating. They really are countless, so don’t try countig them all because by the time you’ve finished, you’ll be feeling less than good.
Which will defeat the point of the exercise.
Personally I’ve always believed there’s no point in exercise.
But I digress...
Here’s some examples of things we can do to feel good.
We could go for a stroll through our beautiful countryside.
We could make a donation to charity.
We could indulge in one of life’s greatest, yet simplest pleasures. No, not the one you’re thinking of. I’m referring to a cup of tea and some cake.
Or we could do all three things at the same time.
“But how is this possible?” I hear you ask.
And in repl…

The latest 'On Song' column from the Llanelli Star and Carmarthen Journal

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

Members of Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi are getting ready for their prestigious annual concert.
It will be staged at the Gwenllian Centre in Kidwelly on July 9.
Guest artists will include –Y Trio Cymraeg, Annette Bryn Parry, Joy Cornock and Dawnswyr Talog.
Trio are from the heart of Snowdonia and feature the voices of Bedwyr Gwyn Parri (baritone), Emyr Wyn Gibson (tenor) and Steffan Lloyd Owen (bass-baritone).
Trio’s roots are deep in a culture of music and song, a culture where singing is the natural mode of enjoyment, and where singing in harmony is second nature.
Joy Cornock is known as both a singer and a harpist.
She is a native of Fishguard in Pembrokeshire.
Joy’s interest in music began at an early age. After receiving an entrance scholarship in 2004, she entered the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she completed her B.Mus. (Hons) degre…

Carmarthenshire’s Trading Standards team influences policy change

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Carmarthenshire’s Trading Standards team has influenced a policy change at one of the UK’s biggest restaurant chains following a routine visit to check alcohol measures and labelling.
Officers visited a local branch of the restaurant chain to check labelling and alcohol content in wines and spirits being offered for sale at the bar as part of a survey devised by the Trading Standards team.
The alcohol content in a range of spirits was found to differ from that stated on the label.
On further investigation it was found that alcohol had evaporated as a result of the way it was being stored, possibly exacerbated by the heat of lighting and conditions in the bar area.
Following the Carmarthenshire Trading Standards investigation, the restaurant’s policy of displaying spirits on the bar with open pourers has been changed nationwide.
Cllr Jim Jones, Executive Board Member for Public Protection, said: “Our Trading Standards team is working hard to protect consumers and ensure that they are gettin…

Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery

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Latest special offers from the Jenkins Bakery -

WEEK COMMENCING May 16, 2016

3 Medium Corned Beef Pasties, £1.70
2 Large Corned Beef Pasties, £2.00
2 Minced Beef and Onion Pies, £2.30
2 Strawberry Manchester Tarts, £1.85
Sandwich of the Week, Tuna and Cucumber, £2.10
Rustic Baguette of the Week, Chicken Tikka, £2.50
Filled Softie of the Week, Ham Salad, £2.35

Website -
http://jenkinsbakery.co.uk/