All eyes will be on the UK Budget on Wednesday with Chancellor George Osborne unveiling the government's spending and tax plans for 2014-15.
The government has already announced that the personal income tax allowance will rise in April from £9,440 to £10,000 and is scheduled to increase in line with inflation from 2015-16 onwards.
The national insurance contribution threshold for employees will rise from £7,755 to £7,956 while the upper earnings limit goes up from £41,450 to £41,865.
The corporation tax rate will be cut from 23% to 21% and will go down again to 20% in April next year for companies that make more than £1.5m profits.
The tax cuts come as the government tries to win favour ahead of the 2015 general election.
On Sunday, Osborne also announced the government would extend by four years the Help to Buy scheme to boost mortgage lending.
Investors will be looking for any new surprises tomorrow when the budget is revealed at 12:30 GMT.
Alongside the news, the Office Budget of Responsibility is anticipated to announce the largest annual upgrade to economic growth since the millennium.
Elsewhere in the UK, the Bank of England will release the minutes of its last policy meeting. Reports on UK jobless claims, claimant count, employment change and the unemployment rate are also due out.
In the US, the Federal Reserve will wrap up its two-day policy meeting.
Analysts expect the central bank will slash monthly bond purchases by a further $10bn to $55bn and keep its benchmark rate at 0.25%.
The meeting will be followed up with a press conference with Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
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