PPE costs and support for the economy add to the rising bill for fighting the pandemic.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled an "eat out to help out" discount as part of wider measures.
Business and university groups want more people to be able to travel without facing quarantine.
The UK government says the new measures will not apply to those travelling from France.
With US streets empty and business activity freezing, the central bank has moved to keep money flowing.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the loans up to £50,000 should unblock a backlog of applications.
Mike Ashley admits it was a mistake to lobby the government to keep his shops open.
Water bills will come down after 1 April 2020 after the regulator set out new pricing rules.
Many firms will welcome an end to the Brexit stalemate but firms want action elsewhere too.
China's Jingye denies a newspaper report suggesting its bid to rescue the firm could collapse.
The BBC speaks to people who were sent to prison after being accused of theft by the Post Office.