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)

UCL report criticises proliferation of new housing developments built beside roads

A report by University College London has criticised planners and engineers for allowing new housing developments to be built next to roads which do not accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.

Government loses votes on EU Withdrawal Bill in the Lords

The government’s EU Withdrawal Bill has been held up after losing three votes in the House of Lords.

Government intervention could help solve care industry’s retention struggles, says home care provider Fairhope

Among the Conservatives’ pledges ahead of the historic December general election victory, there was a visible focus on adding nurses to the NHS workforce through better retention measures. However, one homecare provider believes that government intervention must also extend to the social care industry, where the very same retention problems are apparent.

Accommodating fire protection apprenticeships as part of levy reforms important for firms like Pyrotect

As the apprenticeship levy’s shortcomings come increasingly under the microscope and pressure for reform increases, various potential improvements to the scheme are coming to the fore.

Government weighing up House of Lords relocation

Conservative party chairman James Cleverly has told Sky News that the government is exploring moving the House of Lords out of London permanently.

Businesses warn of food price rises under government’s Brexit plan

Businesses say that food prices going up could be one of many outcomes of Brexit after chancellor Sajid Javid told the Financial Times that the UK will diverge from some EU rules.

AEME has helped UK chart course for indoor air quality and legislation for the home could be next

Peter Reid of AEME and Overclean has pioneered the raising of awareness and standards for indoor air quality in the UK and all over the world with the development of a centre dedicated to training in-ventilation cleaning and hygiene. To build on this headway, government legislation must follow to help increase indoor air quality in another important zone: the home.

Reaching out to school-age youngsters could be key to addressing Conneely Group’s concerns

As the skills shortage intensifies and the finger of blame is pointed at the mismanagement of the apprenticeship levy, it is becoming apparent that not only is government action required, but it must be supplemented by help from the construction industry itself and educational bodies to fully address the problem.

Recognition for Walthamstow School for Girls pupil casts new light on longstanding concerns for Affinity Financial Advisors

Earlier in January, the East London & West Essex Guardian published a story about Walthamstow School for Girls pupil, Mominah Ramzan, who has been recognised for her work in helping raise awareness for schoolchildren on how to save money.

Short-term Brexit skills shortfall could help firms like Alba Power retrain staff with custom apprenticeship schemes

With Boris Johnson’s Brexit set to materialise on January 31 and take full effect in 2021, there is a looming possibility that new restrictions on migration could impact employers and concerns that UK businesses could face a shortfall of qualified staff.

State pension changes could create opportunities for financial advisers like Argent Wealth in 2020

2020 is set to bring a number of changes to the state pension scheme. From April 6 it will increase by 3.9 per cent, yet tens of thousands of pensioners could see a fall in their income as the allowance for adult dependants is abolished.

NHS mental health chief reaches out to gambling firms

Claire Murdoch, the head of mental health services in England, has written to five major betting companies and urged them to do more to tackle problem gambling by removing incentives.

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.