Rishi Sunak calls election on 4 July

  • Employment Law
election
Peninsula Logo

Peninsula Team, Peninsula Team

(Last updated )

The prime minister Rishi Sunak has called a general election on 4 July, saying that only the Conservatives will be able to keep the country secure and ensure economic stability

‘Over the next few weeks I will fight for every vote and I will prove to you that only a Conservative government will not put our economic stability at risk,’ Sunak said, speaking in pouring rain outside No 10.

The announcement followed a Cabinet meeting and there appeared to be a certain level of surprise from ministers as the Conservatives are trailing Labour by 21 points in the polls. 

The next step will be for the parties to set out manifestos with detailed policy pledges, including tax and fiscal policy. 

The Labour Party released a Green Paper entitled A New Deal for Working People: Employment Rights which sets out its commitments should they win. One of the most significant changes proposed by Labour is the removal of the need for qualifying service for certain employment law protections and entitlements. There is also a proposal to remove the current limit on tribunal awards and introducing the “right to disconnect”.

The Conservative Party have not yet released their manifesto, but it is believed that they will continue with their current agenda. The Liberal Democrats have also not released their manifesto yet but have previously said that they would look at parental leave reform as well as increasing paternity pay. 

Over 60 Conservative MPs are planning to stand down at this election.

Visit BrAInbox today where you can find answers to questions like Can I stop employees from talking about the General Election in work?

Related articles

  • polling station

    Blog

    What could a general election mean for employment law?

    Here's what the big three have each vowed to do should they come away with an election win.

    Peninsula TeamPeninsula Team
    • Employment Law
  • NIC

    Blog

    Conservatives plan NICs abolition for self employed

    After a difficult week, PM Rishi Sunak has set out a raft of tax measures at the Conservative manifesto launch with plans to abolish main NICs rate for four million self employed workers

    Peninsula TeamPeninsula Team
    • Employment Law
  • Global survey results

    Blog

    UK Lagging in Mental Health Conversations: A Wake-Up Call for Employers

    The UK is diverging from this global trend, with a 4% decrease in employees speaking out about mental health issues.

    Peninsula Team Peninsula Team
    • Business Advice
Back to resource hub

Try Brainbox for free today

When AI meets 40 years of Peninsula expertise... you get instant, expert answers to your HR and health & safety questions

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the latest news & tips that matter most to your business in our monthly newsletter.