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Boris Johnson’s first Queen’s Speech sets out social care reforms

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In Boris Johnson’s first Queen’s Speech as Prime Minister, the Queen outlined plans to reform adult social care.

Her Majesty set out proposed pieces of legislation that the Government is due to implement.

On care, The Queen said: “My Government will bring forward proposals to reform adult social care in England to ensure dignity in old age. My Ministers will continue work to reform the Mental Health Act to improve respect for, and care of, those receiving treatment.”

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There were also bills focused heavily on Brexit on Agriculture and Trade, Fisheries, Immigration and Financial Services.

As well as a stated intention of bringing forward a Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

Domestically though, Johnson has made it clear that social care and improving the health service, along with tougher sentencing, tackling serious violence and boosting infrastructure, are at the top of his agenda.

The speech did though explain how this would all be done while maintaining “a responsible fiscal strategy” and “the sustainability of the public finances”

Top domestic headlines, according to Sky News, to take away from this speech were the government’s plans to “support and strengthen the NHS”, “proposals to reform adult social care in England”, and new sentencing laws so “the most serious offenders spend longer in custody to reflect better the severity of their crimes.”

Earlier this year, AMP reported on Boris Johnson’s ‘cash bomb’ plan to fund new beds and equipment.

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