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 (353)

Aid budget to be partially allocated to Department for International Trade

A portion of the £14 billion aid budget will be used by the Department for International Trade to help developing countries learn from UK business expertise and become more self-sufficient in attaining foreign investment.

Public Accounts Committee predicts Crossrail will continue to exceed budget

Public Accounts Committee of MP’s predicts Crossrail will continue to exceed budget.

Net public sector borrowing hit five-year high in June

Higher debt interest payments and increased spending on services saw government borrowing hit £7.2 billion in June 2019, the highest level since 2015.

Water bills to fall by £50 between 2020 and 2025, Ofwat says

Water industry regulator Ofwat has announced that water bills across England and Wales will fall by an average of £50 between the years 2020 and 2025 after a string of poor performances by water companies.

OBR warns of UK recession in no-deal Brexit scenario

The Office for Budget Responsibility has warned that the UK will enter recession in 2020 should the prime ministerial candidates follow through with a no-deal Brexit.

Government should reduce immigrant salary threshold, say business leaders

Leaders of a group of business and education bodies have called on the Conservative leadership candidates to reduce the salary threshold for foreign workers in the UK.

Pound hits two-year low against US dollar

The pound fell to its lowest rate against the dollar since March 2017 early on Tuesday after both prime ministerial candidates refused to take a no-deal Brexit off the table at Monday’s Conservative leadership debate.

Ursula von der Leyen elected EU Commission president

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen is the newly-elected president of the EU Commission following a vote by MEPs.

Gove backs major recycling scheme and issues climate change warning

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has pledged his support to a major plastic bottle recycling scheme during a speech at London’s Kew Gardens.

UK wage growth up to 3.6 per cent in "tight" labour market

The Office for National Statistics has revealed the highest rate of wage growth in the UK for 11 years, with a 3.6 per cent rise in the year up to May 2019.

Two million workers could receive statutory sick pay for first time

Government changes could see two million low-income workers become eligible for statutory sick pay.

May hits out at Trump's comments about US congresswomen

Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned comments made by US President Donald Trump saying that a number of Democratic congresswomen of colour should “go home” to their countries of origin.

One in three pupils underperform in core subject SATs in 2019

A third of primary school pupils taking SATs in England have not reached forecast levels in reading, writing and mathematics.

No-deal Brexit could see interest rates fall, says Bank policymaker

Senior Bank of England official Gertjan Vlieghe says that interest rates may be reduced to near zero per cent should Theresa May’s prime ministerial successor follow through with a no-deal Brexit.

Prime Minister reveals plans to establish new Office for Tackling Injustices

Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to launch a new government office aimed at combating “deep-seated societal injustice”.