The Queen’s speech: A summary of the legislation and proposals announced today

A quick summary of the proposals outlined today in the Queen’s Speech.

The Government will:

  • Deliver a national recovery from the pandemic that makes the United Kingdom stronger, healthier and more prosperous than before
  • Level up opportunities across all parts of the United Kingdom, supporting jobs, businesses and economic growth and addressing the impact of the pandemic on public services
  • Protect the health of the nation, continuing the vaccination programme and providing additional funding to support the NHS
  • Bring forward legislation to empower the NHS to innovate and embrace technology
  • Ensure patients receive more tailored and preventative care, closer to home
  • Bring forward measures to support the health and wellbeing of the nation, including to tackle obesity and improve mental health
  • Bring forward proposals on social care reform
  • Build on the success of the vaccination programme to lead the world in life sciences, pioneering new treatments against diseases like cancer and securing jobs and investment across the country
  • Oversee the fastest ever increase in public funding for research and development and pass legislation to establish an advanced research agency
  • Bring forward proposals to create and support jobs and improve regulation
  • Strengthen the economic ties across the Union, investing in and improving national infrastructure
  • Take forward proposals to transform connectivity by rail and bus and to extend 5G mobile coverage and gigabit capable broadband
  • Bring in legislation to support a lifetime skills guarantee, to enable flexible access to high-quality education training throughout people’s lives
  • Introduce measures to ensure that support for businesses reflects the United Kingdom’s strategic interests and drives economic growth
  • Bring forward laws to simplify procurement in the public sector
  • Build eight new freeports to create hubs for trade and help regenerate communities
  • Ensure that the public finances are returned to a sustainable path once the economic recovery is secure
  • Bring forward measures to ensure that children have the best start in life, prioritising the early years
  • Ministers will address lost learning during the pandemic and ensure every child has a high quality education, and is able to fulfil their potential
  • Help more people to own their own home while enhancing the rights of those who rent
  • Bring forward laws to modernise the planning system so that more homes can be built, along with measures to end the practice of ground rents for new leasehold properties
  • Establish a new building safety regulator to ensure that the tragedies of the past are never repeated
  • Bring forward measures to address racial and ethnic disparities, and ban conversion therapy
  • Bring forward legislation to support the voluntary sector – by reducing unnecessary bureaucracy and releasing additional funds for good causes
  • Invest in green industries to create jobs, while protecting the environment
  • Commit the UK to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and lead the way internationally by hosting the COP26 summit in Glasgow
  • Use legislation to set binding environmental targets, and ensure the UK has the highest standards of animal welfare
  • Strengthen and renew democracy and the Constitution
  • Introduce legislation to ensure the integrity of elections, protect freedom of speech and restore the balance of power between the executive legislature and the courts
  • Promote the strength and integrity of the Union
  • Bring forward measures to strengthen devolved government in Northern Ireland and address the legacy of the past
  • Introduce measures to increase the safety and security of citizens, with legislation to increase sentences for the most serious and violent offenders, and ensure the timely administration of justice
  • Bring forward proposals to address violence, including against women and girls, and to support victims
  • Bring forward measures to establish a fairer immigration system that strengthens the UK’s borders and deters criminals who facilitate dangerous and illegal journeys
  • Lead the way in ensuring internet safety for all, especially for children, while harnessing the benefits of a free, open and secure internet
  • Provide gallant armed services will the biggest spending increase in 30 years, taking forward their programme of modernisation and reinforcing the United Kingdom’s commitment to NATO
  • Honour and strengthen the Armed Forces Covenant, placing it in law
  • Provide national insurance contribution relief for employers of veterans
  • Introduce legislation to counter hostile activity by foreign states
  • Implement the integrated review of security, defence, development and foreign policy
  • Lead the global effort to secure a robust economic recovery – at the G7 summit
  • Deepen trade ties in the Gulf, Africa and the Indo Pacific
  • Provide aid where it has the greatest impact on reducing poverty and alleviating human suffering
  • Uphold human rights and democracy across the world
  • Take forward a global effort to get 40 million girls across the world into school

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