5. The government may take an ownership stake in the troubled airline Flybe.
The government is in talks with the firm and the European Commission to ensure any rescue deal does not break state aid rules.
4. Total retail spending edged up by an annual 0.4% in January, according to the British Retail Consortium.
However the average increase over the past 12 months was just 0.2%, the lowest since records began in 1995, while like-for-like retail sales in January, were flat.
3. The government is set to pledge £5bn over the next five years to improve bus and cycling services in England.
In the House of Commons today, the prime minister will say the extra money will provide more frequent services and simpler, more affordable fares.
2. Cabinet Minister Michael Gove revealed frictionless trade with the EU will end this year with the introduction of import checks at the UK border.
EU trade will not be waved through with zero checks which had been the plan under a no-deal Brexit.
1. An announcement giving the go-ahead for the entire High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line linking London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds is expected by the Prime Minister today.
While the whole line will be built, the government will seek a review of the second phase covering the North.
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