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The Financial Times leads with the news the Bank of England has said a modest tightening of monetary policy is likely to be necessary, in a bid to control inflation.

The former Tory MP at the centre of a fight over the influence of donors on the party has accused Conservatives co-chair Ben Elliot of mixing business and political interests, the Financial Times reports.

The government is taking an “active interest” in the £7.1bn proposed takeover of aerospace and defence company Meggitt by US rival Parker Hannifin, the Financial Times reports.

A secretive club for Conservative party donors known as the Advisory Board has been holding regular meetings with Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak, the Financial Times writes. 

The Financial Times says contributions to the Tory Party from donors linked to the property industry have increased since Boris Johnson, whose planning reforms some claim benefit developers, became prime minister.

The breakdown of a deal to create “the world’s biggest insurance broker” is the lead in the Financial Times, which has a picture of Team GB gold medallists Matty Lee and Tom Daley.

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