Yesterday, His Royal Highness Prince Charles delivered the Queen's Speech, which was set out this Conservative Government's legislative agenda for the next year.
His Royal Highness announced 38 new bills which focus on the priorities of the great British public – priorities that this Government shares. It will boost economic growth across the country to address the cost of living, helping to create the conditions for more people to have high-wage, high-skill jobs. It will back our police in making our streets safer – so we can tackle the anti-social behaviour that blights communities. And it will support the NHS in clearing the COVID-19 backlogs – so our family and friends can get the care they deserve.
Additionally; we will be supporting local businesses in Berwick by modernising the business rate system; we will be improving transport, ensuring that Great British Railways run a more reliable service focused on us as their passengers; our Schools Bill will better prepare young people by raising the standards of our schools; and we will accelerate and improve the roll out of mobile and broadband networks so that more people across Northumberland can have good digital connectivity more quickly.
Finally, we will be delivering the key Brexit benefit of our own independent trade policy by enabling the UK to implement its first ‘from scratch’ Free Trade Agreements in over 50 years to boost the UK economy. The Australia and New Zealand deals, which I had the honour to negotiate and sign, will each remove tariffs on 100 per cent of UK goods exports to those countries, benefiting businesses across the UK.
This is a Queen’s Speech to get our country back on track and ensure that we deliver on the promises we made at the start of this Parliament. These are just a handful of the legislative measures we're taking to build upon the work we have already done so far, delivering on our promises, and making the most of our Brexit freedoms, and getting our country back on track.
You can read the Queen's Speech HERE