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 (276)

Queen's Speech outlines bill which addresses Townsend and Renaudon Chartered Surveyors' concerns

The Queen's Speech, which set out the domestic agenda for Boris Johnson's government in October, included the implementation of new building safety standards within one of its 22 proposed bills.

Government urged to reform high street policy after large job loss estimates

The British Retail Consortium has called for a government shake-up of its high street policies after estimating that 85,000 retail sector jobs have been lost in the past year.

British Steel made available for new bids after exclusivity arrangement expires

The government is prepared to open talks with new bidders looking to acquire the troubled British Steel firm after failing to agree terms with Ataer Holding, the Turkish company which was granted exclusivity earlier this year.

Commons Education Committee unveils poor SEND practices in new report

The Commons Education Committee has hit out at special educational needs and disabilities provision for children and young people in a new report, calling it a “major social injustice”.

PM to seek approval for Withdrawal Agreement Bill in key Commons vote

Prime minister Boris Johnson will look to win the support of MPs in a vote on his Withdrawal Agreement Bill, paving the way for the UK to leave the EU by the Article 50 deadline of October 31 as planned.

Fears over US tariffs on EU-made goods

Many products originating from the EU will now be more expensive for buyers in the US after Washington DC imposed tariffs equalling £6.1 billion just after midnight EST on October 17.

Stormont assembly to be restored after members’ petition

Members of the Stormont assembly are to sit for the first time in almost three years, after 31 members signed a petition for recall in a bid to allow for scrutiny of a proposed change to Northern Ireland’s abortion laws.

SNP to push for Brexit extension and national poll

The SNP will call for a three-month extension to the Article 50 deadline in Saturday’s historic sitting in the House of Commons, paving the way for an early general election.

Pound surge halted amid Brexit deal concerns

The upward momentum of the pound, triggered by Thursday’s news of a Brexit agreement between the UK and EU, has halted amid growing concerns that the DUP could prevent the deal from gaining parliamentary approval.

Johnson announces new Brexit deal

Boris Johnson has announced that he has reached an agreement with the EU over a new deal.

Government considers nationalising Northern Rail franchise

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has said that the government is weighing up taking the Northern Rail franchise into public ownership.

“Many issues” still stand in the way of Brexit deal, Taoiseach says

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that there are “many issues” still to be resolved before a new Brexit deal can be agreed.

Surprise rise in unemployment suggests jobs market slowdown

The UK jobs market has showed signs of slowing after the rate of unemployment suddenly went up in the June to August period.

Current central heating systems threaten green targets, says cross-party group

Cross-party think tank Policy Connect has said that current central heating systems may prevent the UK from meeting its 2050 climate change targets in a new report.

Government announces "ambitious" new policies in Queens Speech

Boris Johnson has set out his “ambitious” new policies and outlined his Brexit strategy in the Queen’s speech on Monday.