The chancellor will use his Budget on Wednesday to confirm that the "pay pause" is being lifted.
Met Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick says the force could have saved "immeasurable pain".
"If we don't act now, it'll be too late," warns Sir David Attenborough ahead of COP26 climate summit.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the court order covers the "entire strategic road network".
A key pledge on climate funding has still not been met, and the money is not sure to be there before 2023.