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UK government: the first 100 days

15 August 2015 marks 100 days of the UK government. Find out what has been announced so far and how this will affect you and your community.

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UK government: the first 100 days

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  2. “One hundred days ago I stood on the steps of Downing Street and told the British people that the first Conservative majority government for 18 years would govern on behalf of everyone. “One nation, one United Kingdom. “100 days in, our government has the ideas to build the one nation vision - and to deliver real social mobility in our country. We will not waste a second in getting on with the job, supporting working people and delivering the prosperity and security on which our future depends.”
  3. Prime Minister David Cameron forms a government following the general election on 7 May. “We can make Britain a place where a good life is in reach for everyone who is willing to work and do the right thing. ” Prime Minister David Cameron Returning to Downing Street 7 May 2015
  4. The Prime Minister speaks at the Tetley factory in Stockton on his first visit since the election. He outlines the new government’s priorities. These include helping working people to live a better and more secure life and making sure every part of the country benefits from the growing economy. Helping working people 12 May 2015
  5. On a visit to Wales, the Prime Minister meets staff at the South Wales Evening Post and the Gower Brewery. He reaffirms his commitment to be a One Nation government for every corner of our United Kingdom. One Nation government 14 May 2015
  6. The Prime Minister meets Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. They discuss how the UK government will meet its commitment to implement extensive new powers for the Scottish Parliament. New powers for Scotland 15 May 2015
  7. The Prime Minister uses his first major speech since the election to set out plans for a 7-day National Health Service. Funding for the health service will increase in real terms every year in this Parliament. Announcing a 7- day NHS 18 May 2015
  8. The Prime Minister gives a speech on immigration. “A strong country isn’t one that pulls up the drawbridge. It is one that controls immigration.” Prime Minister David Cameron Controlling immigration 21 May 2015
  9. The Queen’s Speech sets out how the government will deliver its programme for working people, extending opportunity and bringing the country together. Queen’s Speech 2015 27 May 2015
  10. The government publishes the European Union Referendum Bill – giving the British people the chance to have their say on our membership of the EU. Voting on our EU membership 28 May 2015
  11. The Childcare Bill will double free childcare for all working parents of 3 and 4 year olds to 30 hours per week. Doubling free childcare 1 June 2015
  12. Tough new measures will transform failing schools and speed up their turnaround. “No parent should have to be content with their child spending a single day in a failing school.” Education Secretary Nicky Morgan Giving children the best start 3 June 2015
  13. 26 miles of tunnelling under London comes to an end. When it opens in 2019, this brand new railway across the capital will improve the lives of working people in London and beyond. Completing Crossrail tunnelling 4 June 2015
  14. The UK will lead the way in fighting global health pandemics, such as Ebola. The UK’s strategy includes more research and development, greater co- operation and a rapid response unit. Fighting global health pandemics 7 June 2015 Picture: Simon Davis/DFID
  15. The Prime Minister joins world leaders in Germany for the G7 Summit. They discuss issues affecting the security and prosperity of their countries, such as economic growth, Russia and tackling extremism. Attending G7 7 June 2015
  16. On the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the Prime Minister discusses its history, importance and relevance. Marking 800 years of the Magna Carta 15 June 2015
  17. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, and Justine Greening, International Development Secretary, launch a global push to make sure girls in poor countries get the education they deserve. The First Lady later meets the Prime Minister at Number 10. Supporting girls’ education 16 June 2015
  18. The Prime Minister sets out his One Nation mission to improve life chances for everyone. With stronger families, improved education and a welfare system that helps people into work, the aim is to extend opportunity in Britain. Extending opportunity 22 June 2015
  19. The Prime Minister meets European leaders in the first 2 months of the new government. He discusses with them plans for EU reform. Meeting EU leaders 25 June 2015
  20. TThe Prime Minister and Chancellor announce plans to provide more housing. With discounted homes for first-time buyers and steps to boost supply, more hardworking people can enjoy the benefits of home ownership. Providing more homes 4 July 2015
  21. The Chancellor presents his Summer Budget to Parliament. This One Nation Budget includes measures which will help us be a higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare country. Presenting the Budget 8 July 2015
  22. “Britain deserves a pay rise… I am today introducing a new National Living Wage.” Chancellor George Osborne From April 2016 over-25s will get £7.20 an hour, rising to £9 by 2020. Giving Britain a pay rise 8 July 2015
  23. The tax-free Personal Allowance – the amount people earn before they have to start paying Income Tax – will increase to £11,000 in 2016-17. This means that a typical taxpayer will be £905 a year better off in 2016-17. Reducing Income Tax 8 July 2015
  24. The UK’s corporation tax rate will fall to 19% in 2017 and 18% by 2020. With lower taxes, businesses can grow, invest and create jobs with confidence. Helping businesses grow 8 July 2015
  25. The Prime Minister visits RAF Waddington – from where counter-ISIL missions are flown. “I will always put the national security of our country first. That’s why it is right that we spend 2% of our GDP on defence, because this investment helps to keep us safe.” Prime Minister David Cameron Committing to defence spending 13 July 2015
  26. Every single company with 250 employees or more will have to publish the gap between average female earnings and average male earnings. This is part of the government’s goal to end the gender pay gap in a generation. Closing the gender pay gap 14 July 2015
  27. A new ‘5-point plan’ will increase tourism right across the UK. By spreading the economic benefits of tourism beyond London, we can create jobs and help rebalance the economy. Boosting UK-wide tourism 17 July 2015
  28. The Prime Minister sets out his plan to address extremism and help strengthen our multi-racial, multi-faith democracy. Defeating extremism 20 July 2015
  29. The Prime Minister announces a £390 million contract to support armoured fighting vehicles, bringing 250 highly- skilled jobs to Wales. “Across the country, we are rebalancing the economy, attracting new businesses to Wales and supporting them to succeed here.” Stephen Crabb, Secretary of State for Wales. Creating jobs for Wales 23 July 2015
  30. Reducing red tape and opening up multi-million pound export markets: 2 ways the government is helping farmers grow and sell more food. A New Food Innovation Network will also give British food and drink businesses access to the latest research. Backing British farmers 23 July 2015
  31. The Prime Minister leads a trade delegation of business representatives from every part of the UK to Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia. Deals worth over £750 million are agreed – a great boost to UK jobs and trade. Touring south- east Asia 27 July 2015
  32. The Prime Minister announces a partnership between Teach First and the National Citizen Service (NCS). The aspiration is that all of Teach First’s recruits will volunteer with NCS by 2017. NCS brings together young people from different backgrounds to teach them about responsibility and serving their communities. Serving your community 7 August 2015
  33. Department of Transport unveils a blueprint that outlines how £13 billion of government investment will help create the Northern Powerhouse – a drive to close the economic gap between north and south. Connecting the Northern Powerhouse 11 August 2015
  34. Follow @Number10gov on Twitter for more news, announcements and information