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Odyssey News - July 2016

July 2016


Thank you for reading this latest edition of our Odyssey newsletter. I really hope you enjoy the articles which we try to vary where we can. If there is anything you would like us to cover, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Each of our three private client departments contribute to each newsletter so there should be something for everyone inside.

On a fun note, our annual event will be held on Tuesday 13th September this year and will be a boat ride up the river Orwell. Spaces will be strictly limited so please pencil in the date and respond quickly to the invite when it is sent to avoid disappointment!

Finally, you may be aware that we have had to cancel the last two seminars we have tried to put on through lack of numbers. It would be incredibly helpful if you could take a minute to email us at odyssey@prettys.co.uk with your reason for not taking up the offer. Please be honest! If it is not your thing, or wrong day of the week or wrong time of day or simply that the topic was not appealing, we would encourage your feedback so we can tailor our efforts to what you would like to get out of the Odyssey club.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to seeing you in September!

Zöe Hodge


Minimum energy efficiency standards

A reminder for buy-to-let landlords The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (“MEES”) is due to begin to take effect in less than three years.  The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (“the Regulations”) bring the MEES into force stage by stage. Since April ... Read more

Parental Responsibility

Parents often ask what is Parental Responsibility?  It is a legal status reflecting the rights, duties and responsibilities reasonably expected of a parent.  It can involve all decisions concerning a child but it is intended to concentrate on significant aspects of a child’s ... Read more

Planning for Inheritance Tax

In the 2015/16 tax year the number of estates where Inheritance Tax was paid was in the region of 35,000, up from just under 18,000 only three years prior. Before the Summer budget it had been predicted that in 5 years’ the number ... Read more

EU Referendum Result from a Family Law Perspective

Resolution, the national organisation for family lawyers, has indicated that it is far too early to know the full implications for family law as like most areas of legislation, family law in the UK is currently intrinsically linked to the European Union.  For ... Read more

Cash-flow modelling

See your future in colour What is cash-flow modelling? It is an interactive financial planning tool that can help you to see your current and future financial position more clearly, which can help you make important decisions about your financial future. The outputs include simple and ... Read more

Zöe Hodge

Partner and Head of Estates

e zhodge@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298304



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