Chancellor George Osborne has said that seven government departments have provisionally agreed to cuts of up to 10% for 2015 to help make savings of £11.5bn.
Speaking to ITV's Daybreak, Mr Osborne said: "This will enable us to get this deficit down and also, crucially, spend money where I think the public want it spent, which is on things like the NHS and on the kind of infrastructure".
More top news
After a showery start to the day, parts of Northern Ireland, western Scotland and south-west England will see drier conditions.
England have beaten Australia 44-40 in the third Test in Sydney to seal a 3-0 series victory.
France's foreign minister called for the UK to trigger the exit clause after a meeting with counterparts of the six EU founding states.