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 (227)

Labour pledge to extend maternity leave ahead of general election

Labour’s latest election pledge is to extend statutory maternity pay from nine months to 12 months should the party win December’s general election.

Cost associated with store closures impacts Sainsbury’s profits

Costs relating to store closures have reduced Sainsbury’s profits for the first half of the year.

Trio of opposition parties agree electoral pact

The Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party have agreed an electoral pact to ensure that they will not run against each other in an estimated 60 to 70 constituencies.

Labour makes election pledge of billions toward public services

Labour shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has said that the party will provide £150 billion for schools, hospitals and housing should they win the election, during a speech in Liverpool.

Jingye Group emerge as new favourite to buy British Steel

Reports say that Chinese firm Jingye Group is the new frontrunner to acquire British Steel, after a deal with Turkey’s Ataer failed to materialise in October.

Retailer Mothercare goes into administration

Struggling retailer Mothercare has gone into administration and will close all 79 of its UK stores.

Watchdog unveils failed government plan for new "starter homes"

The National Audit Office has discovered that government plans for 200,000 new homes to be built for first-time buyers in England have failed to deliver a single property.

Report on alleged Russian interference will not be published before election

A report on allegations of Russian interference in elements of UK democracy is likely to see its publication delayed until after the general election due for December 12.

General Teaching Council for Scotland begins consultation on new standards code

Early October saw the start of a consultation process in Scotland on a new professional standards code that will apply to teachers. The governing body for the profession, the General Teaching Council for Scotland, which participated in the 2018/19 Parliamentary Review, is engaging with teaching professionals and the wider public as part of the process.

Proposed PSA-Fiat Chrysler puts Vauxhall's future in doubt

The proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler and French corporate entity PSA Group has sparked fears that Vauxhall, which operates under PSA’s control, could be prone to future restructuring.

Twitter to ban political advertising on its worldwide platform

Social media platform Twitter has announced a worldwide ban on political advertising, with its CEO Jack Dorsey saying that its outreach for such messages is a right to be “earned, not bought”.

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group considering automotive merger

US-Italian automotive firm Fiat Chrysler is in talks over a merger with PSA Group, the French corporate entity that holds the Peugeot car brand.

Could 'angel investors' help more UK SMEs follow the Rise Management Consulting model of Brexit-proofing?

Despite lingering uncertainty around the UK's Brexit future, recent statistics have shown that Britain's small and medium sized businesses are continuing to rise above the parapet.

Legal firms could "quadruple" legacy income growth, McClure Solicitors says

In the 12 months leading up to June 2019, market analyst Legacy Foresight reported a legacy income growth of 4.3 per cent among its 80 Legacy Monitor members. The members, which represent about half the charity legacy market, provided £1.54 billion in income.

NIESR: New Brexit deal to lower GDP by 3.5 per cent over ten years

The new Withdrawal Agreement will see the UK GDP decrease by 3.5 per cent in a decade, according to a study compiled by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research into how Brexit will impact the economy.