Tessa Jowell proposes making the licence-fee payers into BBC shareholders in order to improve 'accountability and responsiveness'.
George Osborne will hold on to both his jobs, sources close to the prime minister confirmed today.
The coalition is making £45 billion of finance available as it attempts to jumpstart the economy.
Inefficient data policy is costing the government billions, a think tank has claimed.
Coalition ministers are refusing to back down despite attacks from trade unions on a number of fronts.
The negative impact of harsh spending cuts on Britain's economic growth is only "temporary", the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.
George Osborne found himself increasingly isolated today as a small army of economists demanded he back down over his deficit reduction plan.
The pace of spending cut should be slowed down, a major international thinktank has said.
Kraft, the American food manufacturer whose hostile bid for Cadbury upset many consumers in Britain, has been accused of treating parliament with "contempt".
Gordon Brown is the greatest candidate running to become head of the IMF, according to the former president of the World Bank.
The presenter of the Mary Queen of Shops programme has been drafted in to lead a review into the future of the high street.
The average British family may be about to experience the worst fall in living standards for 30 years, a respected economics think tank has said.
The chancellor's economic policies are relying too heavily on the private sector, according to Unite's general secretary.
The government should prepare itself for "sustained war" with the trade union movement as austerity Britain starts to bite, leaders have warned.
The economy returned to growth in the first three months of 2011 but has failed to reach official expectations, figures show.
The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) 'needs to sort out' its forecasts, the chair of the Treasury select committee has said.
The Liberal Democrats are expected to push for a wholesale adoption of next week's report by the Vickers Banking Commission.
George Osborne has seized on the crisis in Portugal as a sign that the coalition took the right action when it launched an austerity drive.
Today will be a "Black Wednesday for millions of families across Britain", shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said.
Margaret Thatcher "could only have dreamt of" the coalition's spending cuts, the climate change minister has said.
A small group of Black Bloc anarchists have stolen the headlines with violent action across central London, after an estimated 250,000 marched peacefully across the capital.
Ed Miliband has told tens of thousands of protesters at the TUC's anti-cuts rally they represent "the mainstream majority in this country".
Around 250,000 people are believed to have taken part in the TUC's anti-cuts rally across central London.
The TUC march for the alternative should be a "march of the mainstream", Ed Miliband has said.
The government has frantically rejected arguments that oil companies would recoup their costs in extra tax as a result of the Budget.