Gordon Brown faces the media for his regular Downing Street press conference at the start of a week which could prove crucial for the general election.
Official statistics are expected tomorrow to confirm that Britain is out of recession, and Mr Brown will use today's appearance to drive home his claim that Labour's "active government" approach has guided the country into recovery.
He will highlight the rollout today of a guarantee of work or training for all young people who have been jobless for six months, as well as tomorrow's launch of a £125 million innovation fund designed to drive employment in hi-tech firms.
But the PM will face a struggle to keep control of the political agenda and focus attention on his economic message.
Tory leader David Cameron himself has scheduled a press conference 75 minutes before Mr Brown's, and is likely to restate his demand for the PM to publish a report on the Edlington child torture case.
And Mr Brown could be grilled on his involvement in the Government's decision to go to war in Iraq, after agreeing last week to appear before the Chilcot Inquiry ahead of the election.
Former Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon last week told the inquiry that Mr Brown starved the military of funds as Chancellor. And his predecessor at Number 10 Tony Blair's appearance before the Chilcot Inquiry on Friday threatens to overshadow what Mr Brown hopes will be a week of economic good news for the Government.
Mr Brown will almost certainly be asked to confirm the date of the general election after Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth appeared to let the cat out of the bag yesterday.
In a live TV interview, Mr Ainsworth said voters would "rue the day if they wind up with a Conservative government in charge of this country after May 6" - now just 101 days away.
An aide later insisted Mr Ainsworth was speaking "speculatively", but bookmakers suspended betting on the election date in response.