The Government has set out a new post-EU-referendum course focusÂing on key domestic policies, after attracting criticism for its series of U-turns on issues such as schooling and disability benefits in recent months.
The Queen’s Speech, on WednesÂday, included new legislation on housing, education, safeguarding chilÂdren in care, and speeding up the adoption process, to better the “life chances” of young people. It also made mention of new counter-extremism measures, defence spendÂing, and a prison-reform Bill.
Under the social-care Bill, a new regulator will be set up to oversee care homes and social services. Those leaving care will be assigned a mentor until the age of 25, and care workers will be supported to find work and affordable housing.