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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.

The Government has issued guidance and examples on the restriction of income tax relief for interest costs incurred by landlords of residential properties.
The new rules, which are phased in from April 2017, only apply to residential properties and do not apply to companies or furnished holiday lettings.
From April 2017 income tax relief will start to be restricted to the basic rate of tax.
The restriction will be phased in over four years and therefore be fully in place by 2020/21.
In the first year the restriction will apply to 25% of the interest, then 50% the year after and 75% in the third.
The restriction may result in additional amounts of tax being due but will depend on the marginal rate of tax for the taxpayer.
Basic rate taxpayers should not be substantively affected by these rules.
A hig…

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

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

The ‘boys’ of Côr Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir will have a very special guest when they return to the stage at Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli, this month.
The celebrated Pontarddulais soprano Adele O’Neill will be joining the choir for their much-awaited ‘annual’ concert at 7pm on Saturday, September 24.
Adele’s passion for singing was inspired by her grandmother’s old records of the opera greats and the beauty and emotion of such voices.
Adele’s singing talent was first spotted in her early years as she enjoyed various singing roles with regional societies before her singing career swept her to London, where she studied and graduated from the acclaimed Guildhall School of Music and Drama London under the tutelage of Professor Laura Sarti, the internationally celebrated Italian mezzo-soprano.
Adele’s exciting singing career has seen her perform with a wealth o…

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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FORGET REMAKES, RE-BOOTS AND RE-IMAGININGS – GIVE ME THE ORIGINALS!

I enjoy a good film either, at the cinema or at home on my giant 12-inch, black and white telly with its state-of-the-art on/off switch.
Certain films, thanks to the rare alchemy of a first-class cast, script, direction and cinematography, can never be bettered – like “The Magnificent Seven”; “Mary Poppins”; “The Dam Busters”; “An American Werewolf in London” and “Ben-Hur”.
It would take a foolish man to consider remaking any of them.
Unfortunately, Hollywood is full of foolish men.
All the above films are either being re-made or are ready to be released.
The 1959 “Ben-Hur” won 11 Oscars and boasted an all-star cast, including Charlton Heston, Hugh Griffith and Jack Hawkins, plus dozens of familiar character actors in support.