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Queen's Speech reveals housing related planned legislation

Posted 20.12.19
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The Queen's Speech background briefing notes provides details of proposed legislation that will be of interest to the housing sectors.

Renters Reform Bill

This is detailed on page 46 of the document.

Key proposals are:

Building Safety Bill

This is detailed on page 51 of the document.

The key proposal is to provide an enhanced safety framework for high-rise residential buildings, taking forward the recommendations from Dame Judith Hackitt's independent review of building safety, and in some areas going further by:

A Fire Safety Bill is also proposed and details of that are on page 54 of the document.

Whilst no further legislation concerning housing is detailed, proposals are outlined on pages 48 and 49 of the document. Much of this concerns supporting home ownership, including by making homes available at a discount for local first-time buyers.

There is also a commitment to bring forward a Social Housing White Paper, which will set out further measures to empower tenants and support the continued supply of social homes.

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Key housing related Bills before Parliament when it was prorogued on 8th October 2019

Updated 03.12.19
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This Spotlight page briefly summarises the objectives of key housing-related Bills that were before Parliament when it was prorogued on 8th October 2019.

There was no carry over motions passed in respect of any of them and given subsequent developments, they will need to be re-introduced - presumably in the next parliament after the 12th December's General Election.

Posted in our Spotlight section, the page has been left to provide details of the bills affected.

It will always be available from this section of KeyFacts and updated when appropriate.

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