11 May 2022

IOM3 responds to Queen’s Speech 2022

Prince Charles delivered the Monarch’s annual speech to parliament on 10 May by setting out the Government’s plan to focus on 'growing the economy'.


Included in the speech was a list of planned new bills aimed to get the country ‘back on track’ across the UK.

IOM3 CEO Colin Church FIMMM CEnv, said, ‘The Queen’s Speech sets the legislative agenda for the coming year, so it is good to see it touch on some areas of concern for IOM3 members, such as how to address growing energy costs and how to support the move to a low-carbon transport infrastructure. The re-emphasis in the Speech on the UK’s world-leading ambition on addressing climate change, post-COP26, is very welcome.

Matters relevant to sectors where IOM3 members work include the following:

  • The Government’s new energy strategy, to increase energy security by supporting low-carbon energy systems and reduce the country’s dependence on gas (Energy Security Bill)
  • A Transport Bill to set up Great British Railways and enable the installation of more electric vehicle charging points
  • A Higher Education Bill that will set a minimum qualification requirement on students in England to enable them to secure student loans to enter higher education and that will ban the practice of “no platforming” speakers and give them the right to compensation if they are barred from speaking at universities

To read the full Queen’s speech, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/queens-speech-2022