Briefing: 2014 Queen’s Speech: What might be in it?

The Queen’s Speech on 4 June 2014 will outline the Government’s legislative programme for the 2014/15 Parliamentary session.

This briefing gathers together intelligence on the measures that might be subject to Bills and draft legislation in the next session.

In relation to local government there is possible new legislation on the regulation of social care professionals, child neglect and payments to sub-contractors, and a new duty (shared with other public bodies) on tackling slavery and trafficking. In addition there are existing bills carrying over to the new session on providing a new consumer rights framework (impacting on trading standards) and on various deregulatory measures which impact on local government interests in planning, the environment, housing and transport.

More widely we can expect legislation on combating slavery and trafficking, the recall of MPs who are found guilty of serious wrong doing, tax free childcare, managing public woodland, infrastructure and encouraging fracking and tackling organised crime.

This briefing will be of interest to all executive members, cabinet portfolio members and senior

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