The UK government has planned to produce the new legislative programme with the key theme Boris Johnson’s Build Back initiatives. The next parliament session will witness the bills covering planning, public procurement, and building safety under this program.
Also, the next stage of construction of HS2 is added to the initiates ahead of the next session with promises to build back better, greener, stronger and safer. Most of the proposed legislation has been delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
However, the cost of dealing with the virus has added to the need to build back. The Planning Bill is one of the Government’s long-discussed drives. This is to help simplify the planning system to help developers and get more homes built with infrastructure.
The Building Safety Bill, if it is passed, will enact recommendations from the Hackett Report, commissioned in the wake of Grenfell. It will establish the Building Safety Regulator and a New Homes Ombudsman.
The Procurement Bill has been designed to simplify procurement in the public sector. With the UK leaving the European Union and is no longer subject to EU public procurement directives, its introduction will see it become easier for public bodies to give contracts to preferred suppliers.
Besides, the UK Government promises that everything will be simpler and more transparent. The High Speed Rail (Crewe-Manchester) Bill in case of backing the project provides the powers to build and operate the next stage of the HS2 network from Crewe to Manchester.