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 (287)

Net high-street closures rise to 1,234

A net number of 1,234 stores were closed on Britain’s leading 500 high streets in the first half of 2019 according to new figures published by PwC and the Local Data Company.

Home Office proposes new extended stay rules for student visas

The Home Office has proposed that international students will have the right to remain in the UK for two years after completing their degree in order to find work.

Economic growth exceeds expectations in July

The UK economy grew quicker than expected in July with a growth rate of 0.3 per cent.

MPs reject prime minister’s call for snap election for second time

Prime minister Boris Johnson has seen his move for a general election rebuffed by MPs for a second time as Parliament moved into five weeks of prorogation.

Work and Pensions secretary Amber Rudd quits

Secretary for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd has resigned from the Cabinet and relinquished the Conservative whip in opposition to the government’s Brexit strategy and the expulsion of 21 rebel MPs.

No-deal Brexit would be shared “failure”, prime minister says

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that a no-deal Brexit would be a “failure” for which both the British and Irish governments would be culpable.

Bookmaker William Hill announces CEO switch

Betting giant William Hill has announced that its chief digital officer Ulrik Bengtsson is set to replace the outgoing Philip Bowcock as chief-executive.

Ryanair pilots to go on strike again over pay

UK Ryanair pilots are set to strike for a further seven days this September according to the British Airline Pilots Association.

No-deal Brexit could force increase in landfill waste

Concerns have arisen that a no-deal Brexit could see more waste sent to landfill in the UK due to the impact on waste exports to EU-based facilities.

New withdrawal agreement must offer more than no backstop, Brexiteers warn

Pro-Brexit Conservative MPs have warned the prime minister that a new withdrawal agreement with the EU may still fail to pass through Parliament if it only manages to remove the controversial Irish backstop.

ONS underestimated EU net migration from mid-2000s to 2016

Levels of migration from the EU to the UK from the mid-2000s to the year 2016 were underestimated by the Office for National Statistics.

GCSE passes and top grades up despite harder exams

The GCSE pass rate and percentage of pupils hitting top grades has increased in 2019 despite more rigorous exams being introduced.

Carbon emitting cars must be phased out to meet climate change targets, MPs say

The Science and Technology Select Committee has said that emissions will not hit the UK Zero Net Carbon target by 2050 unless existing vehicles are phased out for greener alternatives.

Government finances fall short of expectations in July

A lower budget surplus than initially forecast was posted in July following an increase in government spending.

Transport secretary announces HS2 review

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has said that an independent review into the high-speed rail link HS2 will be launched, with a decision to be made on the future of the project by the end of the year.