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 (295)

Labour to offer free adult retraining scheme

The Labour party has promised to spend an additional £3 billion per year on a scheme to provide adults in England with free access to retraining which will increase job prospects and help close the skills gap.

Economy to become general election battleground in the wake of latest ONS figures

Official figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed that the UK has avoided a recession in 2019, but the door has opened for the economy to be a key battleground in December’s general election.

Brexit Party will not contest Conservative-held seats

Brexit Party candidates will not stand in 317 Conservative-held seats in December’s general election, according to party leader, Nigel Farage.

UK economic growth at slowest rate in almost ten years, ONS says

The Office for National Statistics has shown that the UK economy has slowed to its lowest rate of growth since the first three months of 2010.

Jingye Group agrees £70 million deal in principle to rescue British Steel

Chinese firm Jingye Group has agreed a deal in principle to purchase British Steel for £70 million.

SNP promise to protect NHS from privatisation in its election manifesto

The SNP’s election manifesto will include a pledge to introduce legislation protecting the NHS from privatisation and excluding it from any future trade deals.

£1.5 billion a year of care home fees are not re-invested into the sector, report says

A report from the Centre for Health and Public Interest has revealed that around £1.5 billion of care home fees paid by residents and local authorities “leaks out” of the sector and is not re-invested into frontline care.

Conservatives announce new ‘NHS visa’ scheme ahead of election

The Conservatives have said that their proposed ‘NHS visa’ will make it easier for doctors and nurses from other countries to come and work in the UK post-Brexit, should the party win December’s general election.

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.