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Queen’s Speech 2017

New minority government puts business rates reform on the back burner

29 June 2017| By Adam Branson

Last week’s Queen’s speech failed to mention the Local Government Finance Bill (2017) in a move that effectively kicked business rates reform into the long grass.

Housebuilders

Housing white paper reforms put in doubt

29 June 2017| By Samuel Horti

Housing didn’t feature as prominently in last week’s Queen’s speech as it did in 2015. Whereas last time around it took up pages 27 to 29, this year it was relegated to a shorter passage on pages 72 and 73.

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