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What the papers say – October 12

What the papers say – October 12

Criticism of the Government’s flagship welfare reforms, the royal wedding and judges’ pay are on Friday’s front pages.

Chancellor Philip Hammond plans to ditch a proposed cut to income tax in order to put extra money into Universal Credit, the Daily Telegraph reports.

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On the other hand the Daily Express reports a Treasury minister insisted the Government aims to keep taxes “as low as possible”.

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The i says the Conservative Party faces a row over the controversial roll-out of Universal Credit after Sir John Major warned of a poll tax-like public backlash.

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Meanwhile The Times reports that charities and companies working with Universal Credit claimants have been “gagged” in a bid to avoid public criticism of the Pensions Secretary Esther McVey.

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The Guardian leads with the start of works to enable the M26 in Kent to be turned into a potential lorry park to deal with a no-deal Brexit amid concerns there could be delays at the nearby port of Dover.

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Judges could be in line for an annual pay rise of almost £60,000 in a move which could spark fury among public sector workers, the Daily Mail reports.

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The Sun leads with Princess Eugenie ahead of her marriage to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on Friday.

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The NHS is facing its worst winter crisis, hospital bosses are warning, The Independent reports.

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And the Daily Mirror leads with admissions by the Duchess of Sussex’s father, Thomas Markle Sr, about his earlier life.

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