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.


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Labour and the Conservatives to announce plans for housing

The Labour and Conservative parties are expected to announce their plans to address England’s housing crisis on Thursday, with Labour due to unveil its election manifesto.

Conservatives promise to give police “greater” stop and search powers

Ahead of the December 12 general election, prime minister Boris Johnson has promised that the police will be provided with “greater freedoms” to use stop and search tactics against known knife carriers.

Lib Dems pledge 20,000 extra teachers as part of education spending

The Liberal Democrats have promised to invest billions into schools should they win December’s general election, including on the recruitment of 20,000 more teachers over five years.

Lib Dems to axe business rates, Swinson says

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has said that the party would scrap business rates and instead implement a new tax on commercial landowners should they win December’s general election.

Tata Steel to offload around 3,000 jobs in Europe

Tata Steel is set to cut around 3,000 jobs in its European arm after a failed bid to merge with German steel giant ThyssenKrupp in the summer.

Owners of English Football League clubs can look to Luton Town blueprint for inspiration

2019 has been a year in which the state of finances and the manner in which clubs are run in English football have once again come under scrutiny.

Labour proposes new climate apprenticeships programme and apprenticeship levy reforms

The Labour party has pledged to form a new climate apprenticeship programme which will “upskill” the workforce by an average of 80,000 people annually and make the UK fit to compete in a new, green economy.

Labour proposes free dental checkups

The Labour party has promised that everyone will be entitled to free dental check-ups in England should it succeed in winning December’s general election.

Thousands of new homes could be built in high-risk flood areas, campaign group says

An investigation by campaign group Greenpeace has discovered that 10,000 new homes could be built in areas which are at high-risk of flooding.

Green Party promise to replace universal credit with universal basic income scheme

The Green Party has made an election pledge of introducing a universal basic income by the year 2025, which will replace universal credit and guarantee every adult a minimum income of £89 per week.

Lib Dems promise green fund of £100 billion over next five years

The Liberal Democrats’ finance spokesman Sir Ed Davey is set to unveil plans to invest £100 billion over five years into reversing climate change and protecting the environment, during a speech in Leeds.

Labour promises free broadband to all ahead of December general election

Labour’s latest pledge has seen the party promise full-fibre broadband for all homes and businesses by 2030 should it win December’s general election.

IFS says minimum wage rise will impact millions

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has said that plans outlined by both Labour and the Conservatives to raise the minimum wage would increase pay for millions of people.

Hospital waiting lists hit record high in England

Record numbers of patients are now on hospital waiting lists in England, with delays for A&E care also at their highest recorded levels in history.

Conservatives will reduce “immigration overall” home secretary says

Home Secretary Priti Patel has said that the Conservatives will cut down on “immigration overall” post-Brexit should they win December’s general election.