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Scotland's papers: Rangers tax 'crackdown'

Many more companies operating tax avoidance schemes will be targeted by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs after it won a long-running legal battle over payments made to players and staff at Rangers Football Club, reports The Scotsman.

The Daily Record also has the story and says a "galaxy" of former Rangers stars face huge bills from the taxman after the seven-year saga of "the big tax case" ended in total victory for HMRC.

Meanwhile, supporters of Dundee's two senior football clubs have demanded Rangers be stripped of 14 honours after the case, which prompted the term "strip the titles" to trend on social media, according to The Courier.

In other news, The Herald leads with claims that the care provided to many elderly people in Scotland is "obscene and illegal", as the paper quotes the head of an organisation representing care providers.

Scotland's economy has bounced back, according to the latest GDP figures, with growth north of the Border now vastly outperforming the UK, writes The National.

The i newspaper also leads with the story and says the figures also show signs of recovery in the North Sea oil and gas sector.

The death of the traditional car rolled closer yesterday after Volvo announced it was going electric, writes the Daily Mail. The paper says that the Swedish firm, known for its "chunky diesel estates", said no model brought in after next year would rely solely on an internal combustion engine.

A "major breakthrough" in the fight again Alzheimer's could lead to a raft of new treatments within years, according to claims made in the Scottish Daily Express.

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has "bizarrely" said he does not run his empire like the Death Star in Star Wars as he dismissed a £14m claim against him at the High Court in London, writes The Scottish Sun.

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