Drugs groups seek court block on NHS price limits
Financial Times– Sarah Neville
The drug industry is challenging the NHS’s imposition of new pricing limits after the government announced that medicines would not receive automatic funding if they cost over £20m per year.
Free schools plan under threat from budget raid
The Times– Sam Coates
Ministers are reviewing a Conservative programme to build hundreds of free schools as they struggle to fund their manifesto promise to boost education budgets by £4bn. Meanwhile, Education Secretary Justine Greening has confirmed that teachers’ pay would be capped at 1 per cent from September.
Pay cap threatens schools, May told
The Daily Telegraph– Steven Swinford, Kate McCann
The School Teachers Review Body is “deeply concerned” at the government’s 1 per cent pay cap while schools struggle to retain and recruit teachers whose pay fails to keep pace with other professions.
May under fire as teacher pay rise held at 1%
The Guardian– Sally Weale, Rowena Mason
The Prime Minister has been accused of insulting teachers after refusing to back down on her public-sector-wage cap and offering them a 1 per cent pay rise.
Teachers furious as pay is capped at 1 per cent
The Independent – Ashley Cowburn
Theresa May is set to collide with teachers after it emerged that pay rises will stay capped at 1 per cent regardless of the mounting pressure the Prime Minister faces to abandon the pay cap.
Millions of carers go five years without a day off
i (The paper for today)– Katie Grant
A Carers UK survey of 7,000 carers nationwide reveals that over a quarter of unpaid carers have not had a day off in five years, with many suffering physical and mental exhaustion.
Charlie Judge: I won’t be swayed
Daily Mail – Sam Greenhill
Mr Justice Francis informed the High Court yesterday that only dramatic new evidence would change his decision to save the desperate life of 11-month-old Charlie Gard, despite interventions from Donald Trump and the Pope.
Drink coffee to live longer
Daily Express– Giles Sheldrick
Findings from a study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer reveal that drinking three cups of coffee per day could lead to a longer life and a lower risk of dying from cancer, stroke or heart disease.
Tory MP’s N-word shame
The Daily Mirror– Ben Glaze, Dan Bloom
Devon MP Anne Marie Morris was recorded saying “n***** in the woodpile” during a morning Brexit debate meeting with Theresa May. The Prime Minister has suspended Morris, while Lib Dem leader Tim Farron called for her resignation.
The Sun– Dan Wootton
Sarah Ferguson has been criticised for throwing a party at Buckingham Palace for Harper Beckham’s sixth birthday party while The Queen was in Scotland.