Brown said economic prosperity must be achieved while protecting the environment to ensure a better quality of life for current and future generations.
The Pre-Budget Report announced:
However, the report drew a scathing response from the Retail Motor Industry Federation.
"The pre-budget statement is a missed opportunity to help businesses: they continue to carry the costs as the Government's tax collectors.
"Business finance, payroll administration, national minimum wage and capital allowances: these are just some of the vital retail motor industry business topics ignored by the Chancellor in his pre-budget speech today," said Matthew Carrington, RMI chief executvie said.
He continued: "We are extremely disappointed that opportunities to address issues within our sector have not been seized. Also, there was no mention of any further reduction in the 'gold plating' of EU Directives, which only serves to reduce the competitiveness of UK businesses."