The government will…
…end the free movement of people from the European Union post-Brexit. An immigration bill will “allow for the repeal of EU law on immigration,” so as to “allow the government to control the number of people coming here from Europe.”
…review counter-terrorism strategy in light of recent terror attacks and increase police powers. A new Commission for Countering Extremism will be established “to support the government in stamping out extremist ideology in all its forms.”
…commit to spending 2 per cent of GDP on defence—the target for Nato members. Donald Trump has recently railed against those members he views as not paying their fair share.
…bring forward proposals to ban “unfair tenant fees,” specifically letting fees, in order to reduce upfront costs in the rental sector. The government will also look to increase housebuilding as outlined in its recent housing White Paper.
…bring forward a new bill to deliver the next phase of the HS2 rail link. This section of the line will run from Fradley to Crewe.
…increase the national living wage. This currently stands at £7.50 for the over 25s. In its manifesto, the government announced that it planned to raise the wage until it reaches 60 per cent of med…