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The papers: The SNP to offer tax breaks for migrants

Image caption The much-anticipated SNP Growth Commission report will suggest skilled migrants should be given tax breaks to attract them to Scotland, according to The Scotsman. The paper says the new "blueprint for independence" will propose measures for migrants as a way of bringing investors, entrepreneurs, highly-skilled workers and students to Scotland.
Image caption The National says the "Come to Scotland" package puts immigration at the heart of the new independence case and reveals exclusive details from the Growth Commission report, including a plan for Scotland to continue using the pound.
Image caption The i claims the report's authors say Scotland should move away from the UK's "hostile approach to migration" and instead make it as attractive as possible for people to move north of the border. It says the report will make the case for an "efficient and easy" visa system with the aim of retaining 5,000 overseas graduates a year.
Image caption People moving to Scotland from England, Wales and Northern Ireland would be eligible for the SNP's immigration tax breaks, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.
Image caption The Herald calls the immigration plans a "golden hello" on its front page. But the paper leads with the ongoing troubles at NHS Tayside, reporting that financial mismanagement at NHS Tayside was "in a league of its own", according to Scotland's health secretary. It says Shona Robison was shocked to learn that Tayside's finance directors "put pressure" on an internal auditor to water down warnings over the legality of charity cash being used to plug a shortfall.
Image caption The Times Scotland leads on the decision by US President Donald Trump to cancel talks with North Korea. The paper makes reference to the letter he sent Mr Kim, which he later tweeted, saying it "veered between threats of military and entreaties to the North Korean dictator to schedule another summit".
Image caption Strategic failures in the fire service contributed to the death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire, according to a group of survivors quoted in the Daily Telegraph. They questioned the time it took for the London Fire Brigade to withdraw advice for residents to stay in their flats and await rescue, rather than evacuate.
Image caption Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson writes exclusively for the Scottish Daily Express, warning of "increasing aggression from resurgent Russia" and that "old threats are returning to haunt us".
Image caption Three sisters, who waited more than 40 years to see their abuser face justice, tell The Daily Record they are devastated he was let off with a "soft sentence" of seven years in prison. Elizabeth, Margaret and Jane McBroom were targeted by David Jack when they were little girls.
Image caption The Courier leads with yesterday's arrest of a man in connection with the death of 22-year-old Annalise Johnstone near Auchterarder two weeks ago. Police are now treating the case as murder.
Image caption The Scottish Sun reports on Army sergeant Emile Cilliers, who was yesterday found guilty of trying to kill his Scots wife during a £120k murder plot. The paper details his alleged affairs and visits to sex clubs as heard in Winchester Crown Court.
Image caption Good news makes the front of the Press and Journal's Highland edition, with a story stating that Inverness is to become Scotland's centre of excellence in researching Lyme Disease - a tick-borne condition that can lead to a variety of serious illnesses.
Image caption And the Daily Star leads with the news that footballer Ronaldinho is to allegedly marry two women at the same time.

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