Last week's election was called to provide the next government with a strong mandate to take us through Brexit. This week we face more uncertainty than we did this time last week! What will be the impact on Conservative manifesto pledges regarding employee rights ('the greatest expansion of workers' rights in history' - Theresa May)and just how resilient will our economy be when faced with a lack of stability and certainty?

In this article, Peter Cheese of the CIPD puts forward the need 'to ensure the UK is in a strong position to be a high-skills, high-value economy.”