Queen’s Speech: new Bills

The list of 38 Bills outlines in the recent Queen’s Speech, upon  the opening of Parliament, can be found here:  https://www.politics.co.uk/insight/2022/05/11/queens-speech-2022-full-list-of-bills/

These are merely outline proposals: the detail will not be apparent until the Bills are drafted and laid before Parliament, and they may of course be amended during their progress through the Houses of Parliament.

Some Bills which may be of relevance to the public in connection with property law include:

  • Draft Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill
  • Social Housing Regulation Bill
  • Renters Reform Bill 
  • Public Order Bill
  • Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill
  • Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights is likely to be important because (a) it will replace the present Human Rights Act;  (b) it will curtail alleged abuses of the human rights legislation, and (c) it will “restore the balance of power between the legislature and the courts” — which will probably involve making it harder for people to get help from the courts when administrators go wrong.