London stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday after the US Senate approved a $1.9trn Covid relief bill.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 42 points higher at 6,672.
The House is due to vote on and approve the package on Tuesday.
In UK corporate news, education publisher Pearson maintained its dividend as it delivered lower annual profits offset by a rise in online learning, reflecting school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jarvis Investment Management Ltd offers a wide range of stockbroking and administration services and solutions. Their parent company, Jarvis Securities plc (LON:JIM) is listed on AIM.