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 (403)

Arromax Engineering working to counteract skills shortage

The issues surrounding the skills shortfall in the engineering industry are well-documented, with a recent survey highlighting that 37 per cent of 250 engineering professionals see the deficit as having the biggest impact on the sector. However, one firm, Arromax Engineering, is finding ways to tackle the deficit and thrive in a challenging landscape.

Global Tunnelling Experts Ltd suggest alternative IR35 approach

The rollout of IR35 has been the subject of much controversy in British industry, as April 6 2020 will see financial liability for defining the employment status of a freelance worker transfer from the employee to the employer.

Shared Earth continues to perform despite challenging landscape

Despite marketplace fears about the impact of the recent coronavirus outbreak on the global economy, York based eco distributor Shared Earth has been able to sustain its momentum.

UK-EU trade negotiations begin in Brussels

Negotiations over a future UK-EU trade deal begin on Monday afternoon, as chief UK negotiator David Frost and his team head to Brussels.

Kilby Jones stress the need to adapt as UK’s immigration rules set to change

In the Conservative Party manifesto for December’s general election, six key “guarantees” were included on the very first page. Among these was a pledge to introduce an Australian-style points system after the UK leaves the EU and ends freedom of movement, a pledge which has been repeated consistently by Boris Johnson.

Progression of NHS Funding Bill historic for firms like Atrumed

February 2020 has been historic for both British politics and healthcare sector operators as the NHS Bill cleared the House of Commons and House of Lords and is now well on course to receive Royal Assent.

Government’s new plan for agriculture food for thought for firms like Environmental Crop Management

The new UK plan for future greener farming announced by newly appointed environment secretary George Eustice will make sector operators sit up and take note, after underlining how DEFRA plans to address some of the omissions in the landmark Environment Bill.

Further Education funding must go further to help organisations like Ascentis

A great deal was made of Conservative pledges toward the education sector ahead of December’s general election, with the promises of additional funding that were made enough to help Boris Johnson to a comfortable victory. However, news from earlier this month will have come as a setback for hopefuls that funding will make a difference in the Further Education [FE] sector, after a minister revealed that the first FE funding increase falls below inflation.

Vita Skills set for shake-up in adult education funding

A consultation process on a “more transparent” system for setting funding rates for some apprenticeship standards has been launched as part of the government’s wider review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and under.

MSR Group well placed to assist landlords with impending tax reforms

A number of new tax reforms for landlords coming into effect in April could present market opportunities for firms like MSR Group, who specialise in tax services.

Hame Fae Hame challenges echo results of early years funding survey

A recent survey on early years funding has echoed concerns raised by Shetland based childcare provider Hame Fae Hame, surrounding the absence of a tangible national funding framework for the childcare sector.

Leith Planning reflect CBI sentiment as Johnson prepares for Brussels trade talks

A Confederation of British Industry [CBI] report released this week echoed town planning consultancy Leith Planning’s appeal for reduced red tape and bureaucracy, as Boris Johnson and his team prepare to head to the negotiating table with the EU over a future trade deal.

Report from The Times on legal aid validates J D Solicitors’ concerns

Cutbacks in the legal aid budget have undoubtedly saved the UK Treasury a considerable sum of money, but the consequence is that many criminal defence solicitors do not send advocates to represent clients at court since they are unable to afford to do so. Rosa Ellis, a journalist at The Times, explored the numbers behind what she calls the ‘demise of legal aid’ which only validate the concerns put forward in The Parliamentary Review by one firm of criminal defence solicitors months before.

Driver Require outlines IR35 legislation and its potential impact on the temporary LGV driving sector

April 2020 will see new IR35 regulations applied to the temporary LGV driving sector, which are set to have a drastic impact on the agency sector and the road haulage industry specifically. The gradually increasing shortage of LGV drivers is also set to become exacerbated by these events.

Chapter Care outline roadmap for the UK care industry

Over the last six months, North Devon domiciliary care provider, Chapter Care, has been investigating the issues facing the care sector in the local area. Company director Jeff Wilton-Love discusses the key issues that face the industry locally, and proposes potential solutions for them.