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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.

In last week’s Money Matters, we stressed the importance of sticking to deadlines – particularly when it comes to tax matters.
Keeping a regular, updated calendar of key taxation dates is very important on a business and a personal level when it comes of money management
At Clay Shaw Butler, we have an online calendar of upcoming key taxation dates on our website.
But, in case you don’t have access to that, here are a few helpful dates for the rest of the year . . .
October 2017
Thursday October 19
PAYE quarterly payments are due for small employers for the pay periods 6th July 2017 to 5th October 2017.
This deadline is relevant to small employers only. As a small employer with income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions of less than £1,500 a month you are required to make payment to …

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

The latest 'On Song' column from the Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star -
There’s a very exciting Royal British Legion Charity Gala Concert being planned for West Wales in October.
The headline acts are the famous Thee Three Welsh Tenors – Rhys Meirion, Aled Hall and Aled Wyn Davies - and soprano Gwawr Edwards.
Rarely do the Three Welsh Tenors get the opportunity to perform together as each is a professional tenor with a demanding solo career in his own right.
Also appearing will be one of Wales’s famous male voice choirs, the mighty Morriston RFC Male Voice Choir, the bagpipes of the City and County of Swansea Pipe Band and the Corps of Drums of the 215 RAF Squadron.
The fundraising concert is at The Lyric Theatre in Carmarthen on Saturday, October 21.
Soloist Gwawr Edwards has a new recording out - 'Blue Jay and Red Cardinal' written by Marta Bellido and Mosi Dorbayani.
Gwawr is widely regarded as one of the most talented soprano soloists inWales.
She was born into …

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.


A false impression:

When I was a lad, my gran warned me that watching too much television would harm my eyes.
As young boys tend to, I ignored her and absorbed as much of the three channels our 17-inch telly offered.
We were content with BBC One and Two and ITV, as there always seemed to be something ‘great’ to watch – especially on a Saturday night.
The deterioration of TV programme quality since a mind-boggling selection of channels was thrust upon us – I don’t remember asking for them, do you? - will be the subject of a future article, I am sure . . .
I had no idea my gran was a fortune teller able to look into the future as far as 2017.
Because it’s only this year that TV started to harm my eyes - to such an extent, when I hear the theme music to certain shows I take the prec…

There’s a new ‘master of the house’ at Llanelli’s No1 tourist attraction

Historic Plas Llanelly House, one of the jewels in Llanelli’s crown, has a new ‘head of the household’. Paul Carter has taken on the new role of Commercial and Events Manager at Llanelli town centre’s premier tourist attraction.
He aims to make Llanelly House a major ‘destination venue’ for first class events and exhibitions and raise the profile of the historic property for weddings, top quality entertainment and great value quality food and drink.
Mr Carter, 50, said: “Llanelly House is very familiar to many in and around Llanelli, but for some it is still something of a hidden treasure.
“We’ll be creating a range of exciting new activities in Llanelly House to reach out to those who have yet to experience the delights of the house. We’ll be putting Llanelly House firmly on the map as a ‘go to’ venue attractive to one and all.
“Our historic doors are open with a welcome to all in West Wales (and beyond) and we look forward to working with the local community in developing new activ…

1000 words: Strangest thing I've eaten

It was celebrity broadcaster Wynne Evans who posed the question on Radio Wales last week . . .
“What’s the most unusual thing you’ve eaten?”
Snails . . . oysters . . . frogs’ legs . . . there were quite a few of the expected ‘standards’ in the replies.
But it got me thinking – what’s the most unusual thing I’ve eaten?
The answer arrived quicker than a burp in the tasting and testing department of the pop factory.
Rocky Mountain Oysters!
Bit of a nuts answer, really.
Rocky Mountain Oysters are definitely not the bivalves of the sea.
In the version I sampled, they were bulls’ testicles.
But there are variations on the theme – you can have bison, pigs and sheep testicles on the same menu card, if you so desire.

The dining location was the world famous Coors Field baseball stadium in the Mile High city of Denver, Colorado.
They were offered up as an alternative to foot-long hot dogs and cholesterol-packed killer cheeseburgers.
The date was September 2001 and I was in the company of Monro…

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