UK PM Johnson set to unveil reform of planning and state aid -FT

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has approved a new legislative programme of more than 25 bills that will implement planning reform and a new state aid regime, as he seeks to flesh out his post-pandemic economic recovery plan, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.


People sit at the terrace of a pub in Leadenhall market, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions ease, in London, Britain, April 16, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
People sit at the terrace of a pub in Leadenhall market, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions ease, in London, Britain, April 16, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

- Johnson wants the programme, to be outlined in the Queen's Speech on May 11, to deliver the meat of the Conservative Party's 2019 election manifesto and signal the start of a return to "normality" after COVID-19, the newspaper https://on.ft.com/3aXSTU3 reported, citing people briefed on the plans.

 

(Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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