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)

United Utilities to increase investments amid nationalisation fears

British water giant United Utilities is planning to dedicate extra funds to new investments and increasing dividends amid the uncertainty of a potential Labour government renationalisation programme.

Prime Minister could announce resignation on Friday after Leadsom departs cabinet

Speculation is mounting that prime minister Theresa May could announce her resignation as early as Friday 24 May, after Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom dramatically quit the cabinet on Wednesday.

Parliamentary Review co-chairman Lord Pickles attends grand opening of new MET laboratories

Medical Engineering Technologies have celebrated the grand opening of their new laboratory and office facility with co-chairman of The Parliamentary Review The Rt Hon Lord Eric Pickles attending as a special guest at the celebrations.

Pound sterling hits $1.278 low in worst decline since mid-February

In early Friday trading the pound sterling fell 0.3 per cent against the dollar to below $1.28 to a low not seen since mid-February.

Government open talks with British Steel to keep firm afloat

Ministerial talks began to prevent British Steel's collapse yesterday after it secured the backing of shareholders and lenders to survive until the end of May.

HSBC to monitor costs after first-quarter profit rise to meet market expectations

HSBC is set to closely monitor its costs over the remainder of the year after it comfortably exceeded market expectations during the first quarter of 2019.

Crossrail under scrutiny from National Audit Office

Crossrail officials have come under fire from the government’s spending watchdog for hiking up unnecessary costs into the landmark programme.

Majority of employers back reform to apprenticeship levy, FSB survey says

A survey conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses revealed this week that over a quarter of UK employers favour reform to the government’s apprenticeship levy.

Brexit uncertainty responsible for fall in profits, Royal Bank of Scotland says

The Royal Bank of Scotland pinned the blame on Brexit uncertainty after announcing a drop in its first-quarter profits yesterday.

Big Four under scrutiny amid proposed audit adjustments

Following a series of recommendations by the Competition and Markets Authority, the UK government is considering new regulations which will require leading companies to hire smaller firms as auditors.

Farage's Brexit Party firmly in the lead for European elections, polls say

The new Brexit Party, led by former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, is in the lead for May's European Parliament elections, according to a new poll.

Pressure eased on Bank of England to increase interest rates following house price growth and inflation revelations

The Bank of England has received a boost as the Office for National Statistics announced a six- year low in house price growth today, coinciding with a stable 1.9 per cent rate of inflation.

Nigel Farage promises "democratic revolution” upon launch of new Brexit party

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage officially launched his new Brexit Party in Coventry yesterday.