Queen’s Speech 2022: priorities for the environment

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20 April, 2022


The Queen’s Speech comes at a time of extraordinary political instability in the UK and Europe. The UK is already beginning to experience the greatest fall in living standards in a generation, meanwhile armed conflict rages on in Ukraine. The cost of living crisis is being driven, in large part, by the significant increase in the wholesale price of gas and the knock on impact that is having on energy bills and food prices.

In this short briefing we set out the emerging priority areas for the environment. If you would like any further information on any of these issues, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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Holly Rowden, policy adviser,

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