George Salmon

George Salmon

Political Editor

George works in our editorial department, editing and writing articles across all of our publications. Alongside liaising with clients to create an accurate piece, he also works as the Political Editor of The Parliamentary Review, editing and commissioning daily news stories, interviews and Special Reports.  George graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in English.

George Salmon's articles (215)

Six out of ten of the biggest children’s care providers running large debts

According to a report from the Local Government Association, six out of the ten largest provider’s of foster carers and children’s homes are operating with greater debts than they have tangible assets.

Stalling of life expectancy linked to austerity, review finds

Life expectancy has stalled for the first time in more than a century and has even reduced for the most deprived women in England.

IATA warn airlines will lose £23 billion over coronavirus

According to the International Air Transport Association, airlines are set to lose £23.7 billion of revenue this year because of the coronavirus outbreak.

County Councils Network: Council tax rises likely across England

According to research conducted by the County Councils Network, households across the UK are likely to see council tax rises from April.

Retail sector boosted by strong January performance

According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, the struggling retail sector has been boosted by a strong performance in January.

Funding cuts make schools narrow curriculum says Ofsted chief

In a blog post, Amanda Spielman, the chief of Ofsted, has said that funding cuts have forced schools to reduce their curriculum offer and have left them unable to replace teachers when they leave.

UK cash system could collapse within a decade without government support

The Access to Cash Review, a campaign group which lobbies the government to protect consumer’s ability to access cash, has said the cash system could collapse within the next ten years if it is not supported with new legislation.

Wages "finally" return to pre-financial crisis levels

According to ONS figures, the average weekly wage in the UK has now risen above the rate of March 2008, the highest level reached before the financial crisis.

Grant Shapps: Budget may be delayed

Speaking on Andrew Marr’s BBC programme, Grant SHapps, the transport secretary, said the budget may be delayed following Sajid Javid’s resignation.

Placing children in unregulated homes to be banned

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the placement of children under the age of 16 in unregulated care homes will be banned.

Government to scrap 5,000 post-GCSE qualifications

The Department for Education has announced it will pull funding from 5,000 post-GCSE qualifications ahead of the introduction of T-levels in September.

Sunak replaces Javid as chancellor

Sajid Javid has resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer during Boris Johnson's first cabinet reshuffle since December's election.

Ban on petrol and diesel cars could start in 2032

Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, has announced that the UK’s ban on the sales of new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars could begin by 2032.

Government to invest £1 billion each year to improve bus services

The government is expected to announce its intention to invest £5 billion over the next five years to improve bus and cycle routes around the country.

ONS: Working-age adults three times more likely to rent than in 1997

According to figures released by the ONS, people between the ages of 34 and 44 are increasingly unable to move onto the property ladder, with a third of this demographic renting from a private landlord in 2017. In 1997, among the same demographic, fewer than one in ten were renters.