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Hello summer (well that's the theory at least).
It was clearly a busy month last month: the General Election and Queen's Speech being the two events of particular note.
So whilst the new government beds in and summer 2015 tries in desperation to get a foothold into the meteorological calendar, why not check out last month's top 5 developments:
The Queen delivered the 64th speech of her reign at the State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday, 27 May.
The speech set out the government's legislative programme for the new parliamentary session.
A number of bills were announced, which are likely to be of interest to commercial lawyers:
Other bills announced in the speech cover a proposed five-year freeze on increases in VAT, income tax and National Insurance contributions, proposals for the granting of further devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament, and the creation of a 'Northern Powerhouse' through elected metro-mayors and continued legislation for high-speed rail links.
It is notable that there was no proposed bill on the controversial abolition of the Human Rights Act 1998; the government intends to launch a consultation before taking further steps.
For more information, see our previous blog post: Queen's Speech 2015: a guide for commercial lawyers.
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