The Queen’s Speech of 2019 was made on 14th October 2019. It contains some interesting announcements with significant implications for public services.
This is an unusual Queen’s Speech in that:
Nonetheless, the Queen’s Speech reflects the government’s intentions and includes the legislation that they would intend to introduce were they to be re-elected.
This briefing paper summarises the main implications of the Queen’s Speech for public services and some of the reactions to it, as well as providing some context and commentary. It includes sections on: Brexit, Public Finances, Devolution, National Health Service, Local Government Finance, Adult Social Care, Education, Housing, Transport & Roads, Police & Justice, Electoral Registration, Environment, Infrastructure, Carry over Bills, and Implications for Scotland.
After publishing this briefing paper, a Housing Association Chief Executive wrote to say that:
"I do look forward to your Briefings. They cut through the political 'guff' to look at the real financial implications of government proposals, just like the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Thank you, Adrian."
The Houses of Parliament where the Queen's Speech was delivered