Queens Speech

Government ‘missed a trick’ to support local areas

12/05/2022

Kingston Council's leader has criticised the Government for not offering more in the Queen’s Speech that might help councils support families and businesses.

Queen's Speech: Business rates set for overhaul

10/05/2022

It has been confirmed a ‘Non-Domestic Rating Bill’ will form part of the agenda during the next Parliamentary session.

Queen's Speech: Government plans to boost tenants rights

10/05/2022

Two separate housing bills in the Queen’s Speech set out the Government plans to tackle tenants rights improve the private rented sector.

Queen's Speech: New measures to raise education standards

10/05/2022

Local authorities will have a new duty to provide support to home-schooling families under new measures to reform education.

Queen’s Speech: Mental health laws to be overhauled

10/05/2022

Government will reform mental health laws to make it harder to detain people and to stop the disproportionate use of the laws against BAME communities.

Queen's speech: Government brings back measures to stop protestors 'locking on'

10/05/2022

Boris Johnson’s government will bring back measures thrown out by the House of Lords in January to stop protesters ‘locking on’ to infrastructure.

Queen's Speech: Levelling up bill unveiled for planning reform

10/05/2022

The Queen’s Speech has confirmed a levelling up Bill will include legislation on planning and regeneration reform.

Queen's Speech: Plans unveiled to 'drive growth'

10/05/2022

The Government has unveiled a Queen’s Speech to boost the economy in a bid to fight the cost of living crisis. 

New Bill to put beauty at the heart of planning, says Gove

08/05/2022

The Queen’s Speech is set to include a new bill to revamp planning and kick start housebuilding, levelling up secretary Michael Gove has revealed.

Shapps confirms e-scooter legalisation in Queen’s Speech

28/04/2022

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed he will make an announcement about the legalisation surrounding e-scooters in next month’s Queen’s Speech.

Queen’s Speech: New law to ‘modernise’ planning system

11/05/2021

The Government has pledged to push ahead with reforms to the planning system in order to meet house-building targets.

Queen's Speech: No funding pledge on social care reform

11/05/2021

The Queen’s Speech fell short of including a Social Care Bill and there was no pledge on funding.

Queen's Speech: Controversial voter ID plans roll forward

11/05/2021

Voter ID is expected to be introduced by May 2023 after the Government pledged to introduce legislation to ‘ensure the integrity of elections’.

Over 1.1 million homes with planning permission waiting to be built, LGA finds

10/05/2021

Council chiefs are calling for more powers to incentivise developers to build more quickly as new figures reveal over a million homes are waiting to be built.

Letter urges '1948 moment' for adult social care

28/04/2021

The Prime Minister has been urged to give adult social care a '1948 moment' ahead of the Queen's Speech next month.

'Ambitious programme of domestic reform' promised in Queen's Speech

19/12/2019

The second Queen’s Speech in almost as many months has promised an ‘ambitious programme of domestic reform’.

Queen's Speech 19: Brexit, health and devo at the heart of Government plans

14/10/2019

Brexit, the NHS and devolution are at the heart of the next round of Government legislation as outlined in the first Queen’s Speech today.

Queen's Speech 19: Councils promised new powers to tackle pollution

14/10/2019

The Queen’s Speech promised an Environment Bill which will establish a ‘world-leading’ independent regulator, the Office for Environmental Protection, and hand some new powers to councils.

Queen's Speech 19: Devolution White Paper to set out 'structural reform'

14/10/2019

An English devolution White Paper is planned by the Government, it has been confirmed in the Queen’s Speech.

Plans for voter ID bill branded 'dangerous and undemocratic'

13/10/2019

Plans to introduce voter ID across the whole country have been branded ‘dangerous, misguided and undemocratic’ by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS).

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