Council tax is not 'broken' but does need to be made fairer, a government-commissioned review concluded today.
The Freedom of Information Act is "mainly for the public", the lord chancellor will say later today.
The Budget 2007 in brief.
The chancellor Gordon Brown concluded his 11th and most likely final budget final to cheers as he announced a two pence cut in income tax to 20 per cent.
Despite being widely touted as a 'green Budget' the chancellor has been accused of missing an opportunity to stress his green credentials.
Gordon Brown confirmed his reputation as an economists' chancellor today with Budget 2007 unveiling a surprise reform of the tax system.
Gordon Brown may have promised not to use Budget 2007 to launch his leadership bid, but Westminster commentators have already called it one of his most political Budgets yet.