We have been informed this evening that LexisNexis are informing people that the release of this year's Butterworths will be delayed.
This is in order to incorporate the wide ranging legal changes announced this week known as the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill. They have told us it will be delayed until the end of June but have also told some students that the estimated release will be in July or August. No concrete date is being given at this stage.
It makes total sense for LexisNexis to incorporate the new laws but that will not help JIEB students who are desperate to get tabbing their new books.
However, NTI had already been giving some thought to this matter since the legal changes are vast but NOT examinable. Given that the Joint Board have announced a "Covid free" exam, using the latest version of Butterworths with the new laws in it may cause difficulties in the exam.
We will be seeking the views of the Joint Board on this matter, while continuing to consider our approach. We will release full guidance to our students next week.
In the meantime, enjoy your bank holiday weekends - don't forget to study in the sun!