The Queen’s Speech sets out the Conservative Government’s programme for the next Parliamentary year. It was centred around the three themes of delivering security for working people, increasing life chances for the most disadvantaged and strengthening national security. A raft of new legislation was announced, including new measures to support devolution. This short briefing summarises the key bills of interest and relevance to GM, including in relation to local government finance, housing, planning and education. A full list of all 21 Bills announced can be found in the background briefing notes on the Queen’s Speech.