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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Pound surge halted amid Brexit deal concerns

The upward momentum of the pound, triggered by Thursday’s news of a Brexit agreement between the UK and EU, has halted amid growing concerns that the DUP could prevent the deal from gaining parliamentary approval.

Johnson announces new Brexit deal

Boris Johnson has announced that he has reached an agreement with the EU over a new deal.

Government considers nationalising Northern Rail franchise

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has said that the government is weighing up taking the Northern Rail franchise into public ownership.

“Many issues” still stand in the way of Brexit deal, Taoiseach says

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that there are “many issues” still to be resolved before a new Brexit deal can be agreed.

Surprise rise in unemployment suggests jobs market slowdown

The UK jobs market has showed signs of slowing after the rate of unemployment suddenly went up in the June to August period.

Current central heating systems threaten green targets, says cross-party group

Cross-party think tank Policy Connect has said that current central heating systems may prevent the UK from meeting its 2050 climate change targets in a new report.

Government announces "ambitious" new policies in Queens Speech

Boris Johnson has set out his “ambitious” new policies and outlined his Brexit strategy in the Queen’s speech on Monday.

Javid announces November 6 Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has announced that his first Budget will take place on November 6.

Labour would hold second EU referendum after general election, says Corbyn

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that the party would hold a second referendum on Brexit after winning a general election.

Aerospace industry seeks reassurances over EU regulatory alignment post-Brexit

Key aerospace firms have aired concerns over regulatory alignment post-Brexit and the ability to bring UK products to market in line with European safety standards.

Brexit secretary redeployed to Brussels for further talks

Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay will return to Brussels and meet with the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier after talks between prime minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Growth in three months to August wards off recession fears

The UK economy should avoid a recession according to the Office for National Statistics after growth figures for the three months to the end of August exceeded expectations.

Hull first city in the UK to have full fibre broadband coverage

Hull is now the first UK city where everyone can have access to full fibre optic broadband after a seven-year long investment programme into its provision by local firm Kcom.

Wages for coastal workers £1,600 less than average

BBC News has published findings revealing that workers living in the coastal communities of Great Britain earn around £1,600 less per year on average than those living further inland.

UK debt would hit 50-year peak under no-deal Brexit, IFS claims

The Institute for Fiscal Studies believes that any no-deal Brexit would see UK debt rise to levels unseen since the 1960s.