Range of Reasonable Responses: September 2019.
At this time of year I still get the urge to buy a new pencil case. It's been a busy summer but my work is still seasonal enough that going out to see clients in September has a start of term feel to it.
Usually when I'm giving clients an employment law update I start by reviewing the current state of play in the development of employment law - what legislation is on the horizon and where do we think the Government will take employment law next? This autumn however I just have to shrug and admit that I have no idea. The range of issues over which Theresa May's Government was consulting when she left office seem to pale in comparison to the changes that we are likely to face if we have an early general election. Will we face a four-day week and the radical reform of trade union law under a Labour Government or a bonfire of employment rights under a deregulatory Conservative one? And of course there is the small matter of Brexit to sort out first. It feels like big changes are on the way - but I have no idea which way the tide will turn.