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Queen’s Speech 2021: Government Legislative Agenda to Focus on Boris Johnson ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ | Political news

New laws to fulfill Boris Johnson’s promise to help give people the skills they need throughout their lives will be a central part of the government’s legislative agenda for next year.

the Prime Minister pledged to put “rocket fuel” into its “upgrade” program with the introduction of new laws – which will be outlined in the Queen’s speech on Tuesday – to build on its “skills guarantee at life”.

The focus on education and training for adolescents and older adults will be part of a series of new bills – more than 25 in number – to be unveiled on Tuesday as part of the official opening of the parliament.

File photo dated 19/12/2019 of Queen Elizabeth II and The Prince of Wales seated in the Chamber before the Queen's official opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London.  The Queen must fulfill her first major public ceremonial duty since the death of the Duke of Edinburgh when she attends a Covid-Secure opening of parliament on Tuesday.
The Queen will be joined by Prince Charles on her first major public ceremonial duty since the death of Prince Philip

The Queen’s Speech is also expected to include new laws allowing post-Brexit public procurement and state aid reforms, a reshuffle of the planning system, a bill to repeal the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, new asylum rules, legal protections for Veterans of Northern Ireland and measures to tackle electoral fraud.

In the meantime, a number of other bills will also be postponed from the last parliamentary session – which ended last month – until the next session.

These include the Environmental Bill and the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

To deliver on the Prime Minister’s promise of a ‘lifelong skills guarantee’ – made last year – the new 16-year skills and education bill to be announced on Tuesday includes:

• A new system of student financing to overhaul the current system of student loans, which will give every adult access to a flexible loan for higher education and training at university or college, which can be used at any point in their life. .
• Employers will play a statutory role in planning publicly funded training programs with education service providers.
• More government powers to intervene in colleges that do not meet local needs

Mr Johnson said: …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-10 21:01:00