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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.
Small businesses now have a better understanding of their duties under the Government’s pensions auto-enrolment programme.
That’s according to the latest research by The Pensions Regulator, TPR.
The research is based on surveys carried out between February and April 2016.
It showed the understanding among small employers of their duties under pensions auto-enrolment saw a significant rise from 68% to 81%.
The Executive Director of Automatic Enrolment, Charles Counsell said: “More than 9 in 10 small employers are now aware of automatic enrolment, and there is now almost universal engagement from business advisers helping their clients to carry out their duties.
“This is the first employers’ survey since large numbers of small and micro employers have begun to visit TPR’s website for help in meeting their …

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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The price of charity:

They say, ‘Charity begins at home’, and it certainly does in my case because every week, I receive several requests to appear in or organise charity shows via my letterbox and in-box.
Most people in the public eye, when asked to give their time to aid worthy causes, are happy to help when we can, but, just like everyone else, we have to make a living.
There’s only so much charity work one person can commit to and occasionally the date of a charity show clashes with a paid gig that we’re booked (and contracted) for months beforehand.
So, whenever I reluctantly turn down a charity event, unless the organisers know me as someone who’s usually pleased to help, I suspect my genuine ,“I’m really sorry, but I’m not available that night”, doesn’t go down too well.
This saddens me an…

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

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

The ‘boys’ of Cor Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir are getting ready to resume rehearsals after taking a well-earned holiday.
“We have our ever-popular annual concert coming up and we will be fine-tuning the items we have already rehearsed,” said choir musical director D Eifion Thomas.
“The annual is always one of the highlights of the Llanelli musical calendar and we are hoping for a full house at Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli.
“Tickets have gone on sale for what is the choir’s yearly opportunity to showcase their latest repertoire before their ‘home town’ supporters.
“We can guarantee a splendid evening’s entertainment. You’ll hear some old favourites, but you’ll also hear some of the newest items on the choir’s concert repertoire.”
Côr Meibion Llanelli will be staging their annual concert at Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli, at 7pm on Saturday, September 24.
Tick…