Press Release – The Queens Speech 2016

Today, the Queen’s speech announced important measures to strengthen Harlow’s economic security, strengthen security for Harlow’s families, and strengthen our Country’s security.

The number of unemployment claimants in Harlow has gone down significantly. There are 229 less people claiming unemployment benefits that last year. Harlow Council will now receive all local business rates to ensure that they have the money they need to invest and continue bringing jobs to our town. On top of this, the Queen announced more measures that will boost apprenticeships, ensure that everyone has the right to quality broadband, and invest in our roads and railways.

The Queen’s speech guarantees security for our families by creating new schools, new universities and extra help for young people in care and those adopting children. These measures will make sure that every child and young person will get the best possible education and start in life. For Harlow residents seeking a home, the Government have pledged a million new houses and extra powers to give Harlow neighbourhoods more control to shape their own areas.

The speech also increased security for our country and for Harlow residents by securing a British Bill of Human rights and introducing measures to combat extreme Islamism and extremist propaganda.