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 (377)

BP posts third quarter loss after challenging period

British Petroleum has reported a £269 million [$351 million] loss in the three months prior to the end of September, with its shares down three per cent in mid-morning trading on Tuesday.

Retail giants stockpiled at record levels in October, says CBI

Some of Britain’s largest retailers have stockpiled to record levels ahead of the previous October 31 Article 50 deadline, according to the Confederation of British Industry lobby group.

Prime minister to push for early election for fourth time

Boris Johnson will call for an early general election for a fourth time following his latest defeat in the House of Commons on Monday evening.

Leaked “government papers” spark fears over workers’ rights within Labour

The Labour party claims that government papers leaked by the Financial Times confirm its “worst fears” over plans to reduce workers’ rights after Brexit, when the UK will be free to deviate from EU rules and regulations under the new withdrawal agreement.

Tenant Fees Act a first step in addressing property expert Home Management Co Ltd's concerns

The new Tenant Fees Act, which came into force in mid-2019, has placed new rules and regulations on landlords and agents on what they are permitted to charge tenants and renters.

Axia ASD's autism concerns remain despite government headway

In The 2018/19 Parliamentary Review, best practice representative Axia ASD, a provider of diagnostic and post diagnostic services for those with neurodiversity, expressed a hopeful outlook on the plans for NHS England to make autism and learning difficulties a "key priority" in its ten year plan for the future.

HSBC to undergo restructure following sub-par third quarter performance

Banking giant HSBC is to undergo a restructure in some regional divisions after subpar performance in areas of Europe and the US.

EU grants Article 50 extension to January 31 2020

The EU has agreed to extend the deadline to Article 50 until January 31 2020, according to a tweet from European Council president, Donald Tusk.

3,000 bus routes compromised in ten years, study says

According to a new study, 3,000 local bus routes have been scrapped or reduced in the last decade amid a fall in funding, which the Campaign for Better Transport says has fuelled “poverty and social exclusion”.

UK’s biggest mobile companies to collaborate on ending non-coverage in rural shadow zones

The four leading mobile phone companies in the UK have outlined a £1 billion plan with the government to target rural areas with poor network coverage and make the UK “match-fit for the digital revolution”.

MPs approve Queen’s Speech by slender majority of 16

A majority of 16 MPs was enough for the Queen’s Speech, outlining prime minister Boris Johnson’s domestic agenda for the new parliamentary session, to be approved in the House of Commons on Thursday.

Queen's Speech outlines bill which addresses Townsend and Renaudon Chartered Surveyors' concerns

The Queen's Speech, which set out the domestic agenda for Boris Johnson's government in October, included the implementation of new building safety standards within one of its 22 proposed bills.

Government urged to reform high street policy after large job loss estimates

The British Retail Consortium has called for a government shake-up of its high street policies after estimating that 85,000 retail sector jobs have been lost in the past year.

British Steel made available for new bids after exclusivity arrangement expires

The government is prepared to open talks with new bidders looking to acquire the troubled British Steel firm after failing to agree terms with Ataer Holding, the Turkish company which was granted exclusivity earlier this year.

Commons Education Committee unveils poor SEND practices in new report

The Commons Education Committee has hit out at special educational needs and disabilities provision for children and young people in a new report, calling it a “major social injustice”.