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Government says it will deliver 'transformational change for social renters'

The Government has said in the Queen's Speech document that it will "continue to deliver on the Social Housing White Paper proposals."

After calls from Grenfell United to bring forward legislation to speed up the process of getting the Social Housing White Paper proposals through parliament, government says it will "look to legislate as soon as practicable".

Grenfell United took to Twitter shortly after the speech to say the document is "a betrayal of the legacy we are so committed to achieve."

In the document, the government says: "We will continue to deliver on the Social Housing White Paper proposals, including implementing the Charter for Social Housing Residents, delivering transformational change for social renters.

"We will also continue to develop reform of social housing regulations and look to legislate as soon as practicable. These reforms will drive social landlords’ compliance with improved consumer standards and place social renters’ interests at the heart of the regulatory system.

"We have already launched a review of the Decent Homes Standard, a working group on electrical safety, and held a consultation on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, three key aspects of our commitment to ensure safe and decent homes, as well as running a national campaign to raise awareness of how to seek redress."

The Government did use the speech to introduce a new White Paper for private renters, as well as a new Planning Bill, Building Safety Bill and a Leasehold Reform Bill.