Briefing for MPs on Queen's Speech

Post date: 
10 May 2022

The Queen’s Speech was a missed opportunity for the government to introduce legislation that would support people in the short term and improve living standards in the longer term.

The speech announced the Levelling Up Bill, which purports to give ‘people the opportunities they want, where they live’, alongside Bills that will undermine the government’s ability to achieve this and leave families unsupported in the midst of a cost of living crisis.

This is a legislative agenda that risks leaving increased levels of child poverty – currently at almost 4 million and expected to rise further – as its only real legacy.