May sets light to energy price cap proposals in Queen's Speech

Friday, 30 Jun, 2017

"David said: "[The industry] will work closely with the government on its plans for a Digital Charter and counter extremism measures. However, future immigration policy is an area where the DUP may seek to exert some influence and the immigration policy in respect of European Union citizens is likely to evolve during the course of the Brexit negotiations.

Proposals to ban unfair tenant fees feature on the agenda, the Queen said.

"The government can not focus on Brexit alone. techUK welcomes measures to radically reform technical education and give people the tools they need for the high skilled, high wage jobs of the future", he said. And more resources are urgently needed after more than 100,000 civil service jobs have been cut since 2010. It will spread prosperity and opportunity across the country through a new modern, industrial strategy, ' the Queen said. "As such, this focus on infrastructure will speed up much needed improvements in air quality in United Kingdom cities".

Business leaders were broadly pleased by May's new tack, with the CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn saying: "It's good to see that the recent heatwave has warmed the Government's view of business and its contribution to people's lives".

Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner is well known for his annual heckling of Black Rod, the messenger who summons MPs into the House of Lords to hear the Queen's Speech. The Queen's Speech says only that ministers will "work to improve social care and bring forward proposals for consultation".

Earlier this month, both the White House and the British government denied reports that Trump had expressed a desire to postpone the visit, fearing protests and unfavorable media coverage.

Robert Sheasby, regional director for the National Farmers' Union (NFU) in East Anglia, said: "Today's announcement of an Agriculture Bill is recognition of the importance of food and farming and an acknowledgement of how much its profitable future is entwined with the country making a success of Brexit negotiations".

And Scottish Labour said the speech had set out a "weak, vague and mean-spirited programme from a government in meltdown".

'This will be complemented by legislation to ensure that the United Kingdom makes a success of Brexit, establishing new national policies on immigration, global sanctions, nuclear safeguards, agriculture, and fisheries, ' the Queen said.

"My government will make further progress to tackle the gender pay gap and discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, disability or sexual orientation".