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 (235)

Boris Johnson promises review on so-called ‘sin taxes’

Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson has stated his intent to review whether taxes on food and drink which are high in salt, fat and sugar content are helping to tackle obesity.

UK to revise freight plan for no-deal Brexit

The government is calling upon freight firms to bid to provide extra freight capacity which will be used from October 31 in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

IHS Markit reports a six year low in UK manufacturing PMI

British manufacturing activity was hit by its sharpest fall since February 2013 as the IHS Markit fell from 49.4 in May to 48.0 in June.

EU could reduce winter energy exports to Britain after Brexit, industry leader says

Brexit may put the UK at risk of gas supply shortages and rising prices in winter according to European energy mogul Marco Alvera.

Boots defends store closures

Boots will close 200 of its stores across the UK in an effort to cut costs as the high street continues to suffer.

No-deal would be harmful, say industry representatives

Two manufacturing think tanks report a correlation between politicians publicly contemplating a no-deal Brexit and decreased overseas custom and job vacancies. After Karen Lee, Labour MP for Lincoln, expressed similar fears earlier this week in PMQs, we asked her for further thoughts.

Japan’s foreign minister concerned over no-deal Brexit

Japan’s foreign minister Taro Kono told the BBC that he is “very concerned” over the prospect of a no-deal Brexit and the consequences for Japanese businesses in the UK.

Hunt’s tax pledges may "cost up to £65 billion", says IFS

The Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates that Jeremy Hunt’s tax plans could ultimately cost between £37-£65 billion if he is successful in his bid to become prime minister.

Theresa May calls for mandatory design standards

Prime Minister Theresa May has labelled the number of “tiny homes” with minimal storage on the housing market “indefensible” as she seeks an overhaul of compulsory standards in design.

Midlands rail upgrade costing £2 billion proposed to the government

Plans for improvements to the railway network linking East and West Midlands have been put to the government with an expected cost of roughly £2 billion.

“A dozen or so” Tory MPs opposed to no-deal Brexit, Defence Minister reveals

Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood told the BBC’s Panorama programme that as many as a dozen Conservative MPs could back a vote of no confidence in the government as a means of preventing a no-deal Brexit.

Britain now acquiring more power from green sources than fossil fuels

The National Grid announced yesterday that more electrical energy comes from zero-carbon sources than fossil fuels.

150,000 UK firms ‘not fully ready for no-deal’, says Bank of England governor

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney revealed on Thursday that around 150,000 UK businesses have still not completed the necessary paperwork to continue exporting to the EU in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

Shares in Dixons Carphone down amid mobile market turbulence

Shares in Dixons Carphone have fallen after the group reported a £259 million loss in the year ending April 27.

Bank of England keeps interest rates frozen

UK interest rates remain unchanged by the Bank of England as it weighs up potential risks to economic growth.