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Queen's Speech Briefing 2016

Queen's Speech

The Queen’s Speech today marked the state opening of the new Parliament. It announced the planned introduction of 21 new Bills overall. Amongst others, headline legislation includes prison reform, higher education, social work, pensions, driverless cars, academies and the digital economy.

The Conservative government has set out their legislative agenda in the Queen Speech this week amid suggestions any programme will be overshadowed by the fast-approaching EU referendum, currently the key focus of the prime minister’s in-tray.

In a speech that has been widely viewed as an attempt to secure a legacy of social reform for David Cameron, following a period of threatened party rebellions, the Government announced a range of new bills for the coming year in Parliament.  Areas covered include prison reform, higher education, social work and children, pensions, driverless cars, academies and the digital economy.

To assess how this new legislative programme and subsequent regulation will impact on you and your organisation, Dods Monitoring has provided a full briefing on the speech.  This report contains details and backgrounds to each new Bill and projected legislative timetables.