Concerns over tax moves to cover the costs of the Government’s response to the Covid crisis dominate the Monday papers.
The Daily Express and the i say there is uproar over cuts to pension tax relief to help cover Covid-related costs to the Government.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) August 30, 2020
— i newspaper (@theipaper) August 30, 2020
The Guardian says those costs to the Government have sparked a “budget crisis” in schools.
Guardian front page, Monday 31 August 2020: Cost of Covid safety sparks budget crisis in schools pic.twitter.com/86MGYbYybK
— The Guardian (@guardian) August 30, 2020
And The Daily Telegraph also leads on the tax story, saying MPs and business leaders have warned tax increases could “choke off” the UK’s coronavirus recovery.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) August 30, 2020
Meanwhile, The Times says a Government push to have people return to work appears to be stalling, according to latest data.
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) August 30, 2020
The Daily Mirror reports on the return of nine million pupils to schools, calling it “the biggest test yet” in Britain’s recovery from the coronavirus.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) August 30, 2020
And The Independent carries a warning from scientists on a “rising risk” of animal viruses infecting humans.
— Helena Wilkinson (@BBCHelena) August 30, 2020
Elsewhere, the Daily Mail splashes on its own campaign against plastic bags.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) August 30, 2020
The sale of TikTok in the US has been put at risk after China tightened controls on technology exports, according to the Financial Times.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) August 30, 2020
And the Daily Star reports on the coldest bank holiday for decades.