The papers: Death of the 'death tax'

With the Conservative Party conference under way in Birmingham, the papers mainly lead on a "headline" announcement to be made by the chancellor. The i summarises it as a "£150m pre-election sweetener" which will see the 55% tax on inherited pensions abolished.

The Guardian front The Guardian adds that the announcement by George Osborne aims to "calm the shredded nerves of Conservative activists haunted by the threat of more defections to UKIP after the surprise departure of Mark Reckless".
The Times front A similar line is taken by the Times. The paper adds that Tory nerves were "further frayed" by polling in marginal seats suggesting "Labour was on course for a comfortable working majority" in the 2015 election. The paper also says that David Cameron is also seeking to reassure his eurosceptic party critics.
Daily Telegraph front The Daily Telegraph says the pensions move is seen as a "pitch to the 'grey vote' before the election next May". The paper adds the measures are also designed to encourage people to take advantage of the pension reforms announced in the last budget.
The Independent front The Independent's front page says the move, said to benefit hundreds of thousands of people, is part of Conservative efforts to rebrand themselves as the party of "hard-working taxpayers". The 55% "tax on death" is currently paid by spouses and children when a main earner dies.
Daily Express A similar story in the Daily Express, which calls the levy of unused retirement savings of the over-75s a "death tax". The Express says Mr Osborne's speech will rally the Conservative faithful after they were left "reeling" by Mr Reckless's defection and a sex scandal involving minister Brooks Newmark.
Daily Mail front page The Daily Mail's strapline sums up what the measure will mean to some, "giveaway means you can leave more money to your children". The paper says more "crowd-pleasing measures" are being lined up to be unveiled.
Metro front Metro's front will be less "crowd pleasing" perhaps. The paper quotes a survey by auditors Ernst & Young which suggests that real wages will continue to fall for three years - and middle-income workers will be the hardest hit with their spending power failing to keep pace with rising costs.
Daily Star front The Daily Star is the sole paper with a Middle East crisis front page. It says 60 British jihadists have been arrested as they tried to slip back into the UK after fighting for Islamist causes abroad. The paper says the figure was revealed by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.
Financial Times front The Financial Times leads with the prospect of a "several billion euro" fine for Apple, if the EU proves that the technology giant struck a favourable tax deal with the Irish government which amounted to "illegal state aid". Cases involving Starbucks and Holland, and a Fiat subsidiary and Luxembourg are also being probed.
Daily Mirror front The last wishes of terminally ill actress Lynda Bellingham are on the front page of the Daily Mirror. The "Oxo mum" star tells the paper she hopes to see one last Christmas with her family before succumbing to inoperable bowel cancer.

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