Queen’s Speech: PM vows to ‘ease cost of living’

Sky News says Boris Johnson has promised to "grow and strengthen the economy and help ease the cost of living for families" through new measures in the Queen's Speech.

Queen’s Speech: PM vows to ‘ease cost of living’

Sky News says Boris Johnson has promised to “grow and strengthen the economy and help ease the cost of living for families” through new measures in the Queen’s Speech.

The address, which outlines the government’s legislative agenda for the year ahead, focused heavily on the economy as the PM aims to get the country “back on track” after the COVID pandemic while simultaneously addressing growing cost of living challenges.

But Mr Johnson warned the government cannot “completely shield” people from spiralling costs with inflation set to hit a 40-year high later in 2022 – and no immediate extra help for households was announced.

The government highlighted the £22 billion package of help with energy bills, tax cuts and other measures already announced and hinted at further support in future.

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https://news.sky.com/story/queens-speech-pm-vows-to-ease-cost-of-living-as-prince-of-wales-reads-governments-legislative-agenda-for-year-ahead-12609729

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