This paper summarises the Queen’s speech of May 2010 with particular reference to its implications for local government and housing.
The Queen’s Speech outlined the new Conservative – Liberal Democrat Government’s policies for the coming year.
At the very heart of the government’s first eighteen months in power, the coalition has outlined plans for a wholesale reform of schools and a reworking of the welfare system and a rethink on how to tackle the vast budget deficit.
In a short and to the point five page speech the Queen said that public services would be reformed to encourage individual and social responsibilities.
This was the first time in the fifty eight year reign of the Queen that she read out a programme for government that was written by a coalition.
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