By PA Reporter
Monday's front pages are squarely focused on Tuesday's budget with plans for free school books and cuts to childcare cost on the agenda. Meanwhile, businesses warn the Budget could make or break their future.
The Irish Times and Irish Examiner both focus on free school books and cuts to childcare costs being a major part of tomorrow's budget.
The Echo lead with a piece about businesses in Cork who say that the whether the budget helps them could be the difference between keeping their business afloat or having to close it.
The Irish Daily Mail also leads with Budget 2023 and how along with free school books there will be an increase to the tax rate threshold.
Start your week right with a copy of your fantastic Irish Daily Mail. pic.twitter.com/PdmXBauxEt
— The Irish Daily Mail (@irishdailymail) September 26, 2022
The Irish Sun focus on Conor McGregor's plans for build-to rent apartments which could be scuppered by Japanese knotweed which Dublin City Council want to be removed.
Today's front page of The Irish Sun. pic.twitter.com/YU7Q8jcuwV
— The Irish Sun (@IrishSunOnline) September 26, 2022
Finally, The Belfast Telegraph are firmly fixed on their home city with an In Focus edition about the future of Belfast.
Morning, readers. Stay with @BelTel for all your breaking news. Here's a look at today's front page of the Belfast Telegraph.
To read the full newspaper on your device, go Premium+ ➡️ https://t.co/1JEC5mNi73 pic.twitter.com/WScJiYtYE9
— Belfast Telegraph (@BelTel) September 26, 2022
Meanwhile, in the UK tax cuts cast as both a necessary “boost” for families and as “immoral” for helping the wealthy are the main stories.
The Daily Mail casts the UK Chancellor’s plans as “Kwasi’s boost for families”, but The Times writes millions of public sector workers face a two-year pay squeeze before the next general election.
Monday’s @DailyMailUK #MailFrontPages pic.twitter.com/oNSCVru6VQ
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) September 25, 2022
THE TIMES: Pay pain for workers as public sector squeezed #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/SiimVPmikz
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) September 25, 2022
Backbench Tory MPs tell the i that colleagues have “definite concerns” after the market reacted poorly to last week’s tax cuts, while the Financial Times reports the UK Government and traders are braced for the pound to experience further turbulence.
Monday's front page: Tory jitters as Kwasi Kwarteng pledges extra new tax cuts#tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/3AZXSb2pGY
— i newspaper (@theipaper) September 25, 2022
Just published: front page of the Financial Times, UK edition, Monday 26 September https://t.co/Tfk4FCQjoH pic.twitter.com/FYTStW2a6b
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) September 25, 2022
The UK Prime Minister is quoted in the Daily Express as saying the cuts are about building “the most successful economy”.
Front page - Truss pledges to build world beating economy @trussliz #TomorrowsPapersToday https://t.co/Qen8YO3zWH pic.twitter.com/cwlvz8Kc9F
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) September 25, 2022
Labour leader Keir Starmer wants to reinstate the top rate of income tax and use the resulting billions of pounds to bolster the NHS and other public services, according to The Guardian.
Guardian front page, Monday 26 September 2022 – Starmer: I will reinstate 45p tax to back public services pic.twitter.com/Jf2bG8qRC2
— The Guardian (@guardian) September 25, 2022
Metro casts the differing approaches of the UK Government and opposition as “tax wars”, with a composite image of Sir Keir and Liz Truss facing off.
Tomorrow's Paper Today 📰
🔴 Starmer to reverse cuts in top tax rate...
🔴 As Tories say more on way in new year #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/svXipKRfYq
— Metro (@MetroUK) September 25, 2022
The Independent reports Keir will resist pressure from within his party to reverse Ms Truss’s 1p cut for basic-rate taxpayers due to fears it could cripple Labour at the next election.
INDEPENDENT DIGITAL: Starmer fears reversing tax cuts will cost election #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/lgZ7dz9avE
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) September 25, 2022
Ex-England footballer Gary Neville, who will speak at Labour’s conference on Monday, tells the Daily Mirror that tax cuts for the rich are “immoral”.
Monday's front page: Tax cuts for rich are immoral#TomorrowsPapersTodayhttps://t.co/vZcDkiqBQP pic.twitter.com/1uFNneyQkh
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) September 25, 2022
Meanwhile, The Daily Telegraph says the White House has warned Russia faces “catastrophic consequences” if it deploys nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
The front page of today's Daily Telegraph:
'US will take ‘catastrophic’ action if Putin uses nuclear weapons'
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— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 25, 2022
And the Daily Star continues the story of This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby allegedly jumping the queue to see the Queen lying in state in Westminster Hall earlier this month.
Monday's front page: Queuegate crashers #TomorrowsPapersToday https://t.co/syiOvpErQT pic.twitter.com/Yg3nlSD9wg
— Daily Star (@dailystar) September 25, 2022