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 (362)

Increase in university students gaining top degree grades halts

Official annual figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that the increase in university students acquiring top degree grades has plateaued, following warnings from ministers about “grade inflation”.

Plaid Cymru leader suggests tax policy changes

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price has said that the party would consider abolishing council tax and business rates should it form the next government in Wales.

Hancock hints that four-hour A and E waiting time target could change

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said that the government could put an end to the existing four-hour waiting time target for Accident & Emergency units.

Westminster to provide extra £1 billion to Stormont

The Stormont Assembly in Northern Ireland will receive an extra £1 billion from Westminster on top of the agreed financial package as a default result of spending plans spanning the whole of the UK.

Rent increases in year to December 2019 validate concerns raised by Tiger Estates

According to HomeLet’s Rental Index, rent prices increased by 3.5 per cent in the year to December 2019 and could go up even more sharply in 2020, validating the concerns of lettings industry experts.

Imagile’s continuous performance monitoring system could help avoid repeat of Carillion collapse

The collapse of Carillion is now a well-documented saga. The high-profile insolvency led to project shutdowns and delays in both the UK and overseas, along with thousands of job losses and financial losses, all with extortionate cost to the taxpayer.

HS2 a risk to rare species, Wildlife Trust says

A report from The Wildlife Trust has said that HS2 could put rare species at risk by levelling “irreplaceable” natural habitats, including nature reserves.

IAG chief Walsh condemns government bailout of Flybe

Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways owner IAG, has branded the government rescue of rival airline Flybe “a misuse of public funds”.

Gambling Commission announces credit card ban

The Gambling Commission has said that there will be a ban on people using credit cards to place bets as part of new measures to tackle problem gambling.

Johnson “very, very confident” of UK-EU trade deal in 2020

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that it is "enormously likely" that the UK will agree a trade deal with the EU by the December 31 cut-off point for the Brexit transitional period.

Flybe declines to comment on collapse speculation

Airline Flybe has refused to comment on media reports that it has entered into talks on a rescue deal.

Johnson and Varadkar mark Stormont return

Prime minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will visit Belfast on Monday to mark the return of the Stormont executive.

Hitachi plant in County Durham to make 250 redundancies

The Newton Aycliffe Hitachi plant in County Durham is set to cut 250 jobs, which Unite trade union officials say has come “completely out of the blue”.

Withdrawal Agreement Bill passes through Commons

The House of Commons has voted 330 to 231 in favour of Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill and it will now advance to the House of Lords.

Assembly speaker: Northern Ireland parties must agree deal for Stormont to be recalled

Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Robin Newton, has said that Stormont will only be recalled if the political parties of Northern Ireland agree a deal that will restore power sharing.