Newspaper headlines: Leaked memo highlights EU worker policy

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The draft plans leaked to the Guardian setting out tougher EU migration rules immediately after Brexit feature on most of the front pages.

Migration Watch tells the Sun and the Daily Mail the proposals could cut annual migrant numbers from the EU by 100,000.

But the Daily Telegraph warns that they may just increase tensions during, what it calls, "crucial" Brexit negotiations.

The Times suggests the document will "alarm business leaders" who are concerned about finding workers for the hospitality, farming and health sectors.

Meanwhile, a Home Office official told the Financial Times the draft has not been seen by ministers and does not reflect government policy. It suggests the document would change depending on other government departments, Downing Street and EU negotiations.

MP Alison McGovern, from the anti-Brexit group, Open Britain, told the paper it was "part of a mean and cynical approach which is already deterring people from coming here."

'Recruitment crisis'

The NHS already faces a recruitment crisis, according to the Mirror. Under its headline "worst nurse shortage ever," the paper says there are 40,000 vacancies.

The head of the nursing union, Janet Davies, says experienced nurses are "leaving in droves... because they can't afford to stay."

There are also empty posts in the teaching profession, as the i reports a 9% increase in vacant positions on this time last year. It suggests 300,000 pupils are starting school this term without a permanent teacher.

The government said the vacancy rate last year was 0.3%.

The Mirror urges Prime Minister Theresa May to lift what it calls "the dangerous pay cap for all workers."

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This all won't help dismiss what the Archbishop of Canterbury thinks, as he says the UK's economic model is "broken". In the Financial Times, Justin Welby calls for wage increases, improvements to the education system and tax rises for the wealthy, as well as investment in green technology and housing.

The i describes his words as an "extraordinary political intervention," which the paper says will "irritate the PM and chancellor."

The Daily Mail accuses the archbishop of "endorsing a ruinous left-wing agenda of swingeing tax increases, trade union power and state interventions."

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Image caption The archbishop made the comments in a report on economic justice

The size of salaries within the BBC is continuing to make headlines. On its front page, the Daily Telegraph says the corporation has called in consultants to work on an "equal pay audit."

It suggests the review could lead to pay cuts for some staff and rises for others.

In other business news, the Financial Times has the latest in the Bell Pottinger row. The paper says the disgraced PR company is hiring accountants to advise on a potential sale.

It says the company's reputation is in tatters after damning reports found it stoked racial tensions in South Africa.

Dog bag fines

Finally, several papers warn dog owners in Canterbury, Kent face £80 fines if they fail to carry two plastic bags when they are walking their pet.

The Times says the city council came up with the rule because its officers found it difficult to catch people not clearing up after dogs and had issued only one fine since 2014.

But the Dogs Trust told the Daily Express it was deeply concerned by the decision, calling it a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

According to the Mail, the penalties could be higher. It says owners in Manchester face £100 on-the-spot fines which could rise to £1,000 if they refuse to pay.