Queen’s speech: New Bills at-a-glance
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Here's a quick look at the Bills announced in the 2016 Queen's Speech:
•Digital Economy Bill - Creates new right to high-speed broadband for every household.
•Modern Transport Bill - Clears way for new spaceports, driverless cars and drones.
•Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill - Reforms planning system and gives new powers for people to shape developments in their home areas.
•Local Growth and Jobs Bill - Gives councils powers to keep and invest 100% of business rates, and to vary their level.
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•Better Markets Bill - Makes it easier for utility customers to switch providers.
•Bus Services Bill - Gives elected mayors powers over buses.
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•NHS (Overseas Visitors Charging) Bill - Recovers cost of NHS treatment from non-UK residents.
•Pensions Bill - Removes barriers to accessing pension savings.
•Children and Social Work Bill - Speeds up adoptions and gives guarantees of more support for children leaving care.
•Education for All Bill - Allows for expansion of academy programme.
•Higher Education and Research Bill - Supports the establishment of new universities.
•Prison and Courts Reform Bill - Gives new freedoms to governors to run their own jails.
•National Citizen Service Bill - Expands the volunteering scheme for young people and puts it on a permanent footing.
•Lifetime Savings Bill - Establishes a Help to Save scheme and Lifetime ISAs.
•Soft Drinks Industry Levy - Introduces new tax on sugar-rich fizzy drinks from April 2018.
•Small Charitable Donations Bill - Helps charities and community groups increase fundraising powers.
•British Bill of Rights - Consultation on proposals to replace the Human Rights Act.
•Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill - Tackles extremism, including by intervening in unregulated schools and consulting on new civil order powers to restrict radical activities.
•Criminal Finances Bill - Introduces criminal offence for companies which fail to stop staff facilitating tax evasion.
•Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts Bill) - Allows the UK to sign up to international convention protecting cultural artefacts in war zones.
•Wales Bill - Establishes new devolution settlement for Wales.