Boris Johnson's Government will pursue a "new economic plan" based on "investing in economic growth" once the UK has left the European Union, Monday's (14 October) Queen's Speech 2019 promised.
Laying out the Government's legislative plans ahead of Brexit, Queen Elizabeth II said the new economic plan would have investment in growth at its heart, but will balance this with maintaining the nation's finances.
While little detail on the plans was provided, the Queen cited a strategy intended on "unleashing regional potential in England", as well as a shake-up of the rail sector. In addition, the Government is planning a new funding agency for scientific research, including a new "space strategy".
Brexit took centre stage in the speech, with the promise that the Government is focussed on "securing [the UK's] departure from [the EU] by 31 October".
The Queen said Johnson's foreign agenda will focus on "free trade and friendly cooperation".
However, it was confirmed that the Government will end free trade via the Immigration Bill, with the intention of replacing current standards with a "fairer system".
There were promises that EU citizens who have "contributed" to the UK will be helped to remain in the country.
Elsewhere, there was a raft of promises with regard to environmental protections.