Scott Challinor

Scott Challinor

Business Editor

Scott Challinor is a specialist in communications and works on the assembly of particular Parliamentary Review documents. He studied French and Spanish at Oxford University.

Scott Challinor's articles (403)

NHS "at risk" in future US trade deal, claims Corbyn

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn claims to have evidence that the NHS would be on the table in a trade deal with the US after Brexit.

No-deal Brexit could cut UK car production by a third

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has warned that UK car production could fall by over a third should the UK leave the EU without a trade deal.

Labour’s care policy food for thought for rest homes like The Gables

After Labour revealed its election manifesto which leader Jeremy Corbyn promised would be a ‘radical’ offer for ‘real change’, one pledge in particular will have seen those in the care sector sit up and take note.

Main parties’ plans will not reduce child poverty overall, report says

A report from the Resolution Foundation has indicated that plans outlined in the three main party manifestos would all fall short on reducing the rate of child poverty by 2023-24.

Main parties’ environment pledges could bode well for firms like QED Environmental Systems

Much has already been made of Labour and Conservative party policies on the environment and tackling the so-called 'climate emergency'. The Conservatives have set their sights on a net-zero carbon emissions target for the year 2050, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised a green industrial revolution at the launch of his party’s manifesto last week, should he be elected into Number Ten in December.

Sturgeon: SNP would support Labour without coalition

SNP leader and Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that her party would be willing to support a minority Labour government but in a “less formal” manner than a coalition.

China’s increased coal usage could jeopardise climate change targets

China’s increased coal capacity over the last 18 months could compromise the climate change targets outlined in the Paris agreement, according to a recently-published study.

McDonnell: IFS "wrong" to say Labour’s tax plans are "not credible"

Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said that the Institute for Fiscal Studies “got it wrong” when its director Paul Johnson said that Labour’s tax plans to fund its spending pledges were not viable.

Major parties could be heeding Mark Asplin Whiteley’s warning on skills shortage ahead of December election

Ahead of the 12th December general election, one of the key battlegrounds which is being set for the three major parties is around how the longstanding shortage of skilled workers in various sectors of British industry is to be addressed.

Conservatives to impose stamp duty surcharge for non-UK residents

The Conservatives plan to impose a three per cent surcharge on stamp duty for non-UK tax residents purchasing properties in England, should they win December’s general election.

Government can look to the likes of Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe for agility on connectivity

2019 has been a historic year for technology, in that it has seen the UK switch on a 5G network for the first time.

Maped Helix flexes its innovative muscle for retailers to take note

Changing shopping habits among consumers have seen UK high streets fall upon testing times. The shift toward online purchasing has culminated in a sharp rise of empty store units in town centres across the country with a number of businesses falling into administration.

Analysis from leading trade body backs up concerns of SMEs like London Accommodation Centre UK Ltd

In light of the quantity of new legislation imposed on the lettings sector each year, it becomes an inevitability that small businesses operating in the industry will be affected.

Hancock: We will provide extra £1 billion for social care over five years

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said that the Conservatives will provide an extra £1 billion a year to properly resource social care in England for the next five years should they win the December 12 general election.