Here are details of the government's proposed bills for the year ahead, its draft bills and other significant policy announcements made by Gordon Brown.
HOUSING (ENGLAND ONLY)
Housing budget to be trebled to £2.1bn. Target to build 110,000 new homes in England over next two years, including 20,000 affordable homes, creating 45,000 jobs in construction. English local authorities to be given more power to award council house places according to need and local connections.
People under 25 unemployed for a year will be guaranteed the offer of a job or training. In return they will face having their benefits cut or taken away if those offers are refused. £150m innovation fund to invest and create jobs in bio-technology, life sciences and high-tech manufacturing.
HEALTH (ENGLAND ONLY)
Cancer patients in England to get guarantee that they will get consultation within two weeks. Guarantee for a free health check for all over-40s. Guarantee that no-one will have to wait longer than 18 weeks between GP referral and hospital treatment.
IMPROVING SCHOOLS AND SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BILL (ENGLAND ONLY)
Guarantee for one-to-one personal tutors for children at English secondary schools. Guarantee for catch-up one to one tuition for those who need it. New school report card. Tighter monitoring of children educated at home.
POLICING CRIME AND PRIVATE SECURITY BILL (ENGLAND AND WALES ONLY)
People to have greater say over siting and use of CCTV, policing and crime prevention policies. Regular community police meetings. New measures to protect women from violence. Licensing of private wheel clamping firms.
CONSTITUTIONAL RENEWAL BILL (UK)
Legislation to remove remaining hereditary peers in Lords. Powers to disqualify peers guilty of misconduct. Repeals ban on protests around Parliament. Separate draft proposal to reduce size of Lords and to "democratically constitute" the chamber.
ENERGY BILL (UK)
New market incentives to support carbon capture storage technology projects.
DIGITAL ECONOMY BILL (UK)
Universal broadband access by 2012. Review of communications infrastructure every two years. Regulation to tackle illegal file sharing. Statutory age-based classification system for computer games.
FINANCIAL SERVICES AND BUSINESS BILL (UK)
Strengthening financial regulation, including new powers for the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to ensure financial stability. Ban on unsolicited credit card cheques. New national money guidance service.
CLUSTER MUNITIONS BILL (UK)
Ban the production, development, sale, use and transfer of cluster munitions in line with treaty obligations.
FLOOD AND WATER MANAGEMENT BILL (ENGLAND AND WALES)
Increased investment in flood defence and improved emergency planning and flood risk management. Sustainable drainage required in new housing.
CHILD POVERTY BILL (UK)
Make the government's pledge to end child poverty by 2020 a legal obligation. New targets to define progress towards goal with a three-year policy update.
BRIBERY BILL (ENGLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND)
New range of bribery offences, including bribery of foreign officials to retain business.
EQUALITY BILL (ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES)
Duty on all public bodies to consider how their policies will reduce inequality and meet the needs of different social groups. Large employers to be required to report on gender pay gaps if voluntary progress not made.
DRAFT BILLS FOR IMPLEMENTATION AFTER ELECTION
House of Lords Reform Bill: reducing size of second chamber and introducing democratic element
Antarctica Bill: enhancing environmental protection
Immigration Simplification Bill: streamlining existing immigration legislation
Civil Law Reform Bill: updating existing laws
Animal Health and Responsibility and Cost Sharing Bill: cost-sharing for animal disease control