'We need support from government', say businesses
The Queen has set out the government's plans for the year ahead in a speech to both Houses of Parliament.
Key legislation in the speech included a bill to establish a Green Investment Bank, make it easier for firms to sack workers by reforming the employment tribunal system and to strengthen shareholders' ability to curb directors' pay.
Businesses had a mixed reaction to the speech.
Ingard Sagstad the Managing Director for Paul Fabrications in Donnington told the BBC that small businesses "need support from the government".