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 (223)

Unilever to cut down on plastics

Unilever PLC, the corporate entity responsible for brands such as Surf and PG Tips, has announced plans to cut down its use of plastics by half as it seeks to stay relevant to younger consumers.

EU decision on UK Brexit proposals due this week, French president says

French president Emmanuel Macron has told prime minister Boris Johnson that the EU will decide by the end of this week whether the UK’s recent proposals can lead to a new Brexit deal.

Successful special needs complaints at record high

England’s local government ombudsman Michael King has revealed that breaches of children’s legal rights to special educational needs support have reached record levels and called for reform to the "crisis" system.

John Lewis to withhold service charges in pursuit of discounts

Retailer John Lewis has informed some of its landlords that it will withhold 20 per cent of its obligatory service charges as it looks to save money, the BBC has revealed.

UK recession risk "heightened" according to PMI index figures

The IHS Markit/CPS Purchasing Managers’ Index for the services sector fell in September, indicating that the UK economy may have entered recession.

Government not discriminatory in women’s pension case

Judges ruled today that the government’s handling of the rise in the state pension age of women was not discriminatory.

Government unveils Brexit plans

The UK government has published its proposals to the EU for a new Brexit deal, including its alternative solution to the controversial Irish backstop.

“Real issue” around inheritance tax, says chancellor

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has revealed that he is considering reducing inheritance tax during a speech at a Conservative party conference fringe event.

John Lewis to cut a third of senior management jobs

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that it will cut a third of its senior management jobs as the company undergoes major restructuring from February 2020.

Brexit will see customs checks introduced in Ireland, prime minister says

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that customs checks will have to be introduced in Ireland after Brexit and this is a “reality” of the UK leaving the EU.

Conservatives to pledge billions toward “infrastructure revolution”

Chancellor Sajid Javid will pledge to invest £25 billion into improving Britain’s roads and an additional £5 billion for ultra-fast broadband in the “hardest to reach” areas of the country as part of a wider plan to revolutionise the UK infrastructure.

No-deal Brexit a risk to NHS and care sector, NAO says

The National Audit Office has said in a report that leaving the EU without a deal will pose risks to the NHS and care sector in spite of the government’s existing contingency plans.

Bank may need to cut interest rates if Brexit deadlock continues

The Bank of England has said that it may have to cut interest rates if uncertainty remains as to which Brexit path the UK will take.

General election cannot happen before October 31, says Bercow

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow announced on Thursday that a general election cannot now take place before October 31, the date the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union.

Attorney General: “This parliament is a dead parliament”

MPs have engaged in a tense showdown in the House of Commons on Wednesday over the government’s decision to prorogue parliament.