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 (268)

Sainsbury’s to close Argos units amid profit fall

Supermarket heavyweight Sainsbury’s is set to close around 60 Argos stores in favour of adding around 80 smaller Argos sections to its supermarkets.

Labour delegates back Corbyn’s Brexit policy

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn secured key votes from delegates at the Labour Party conference as members supported his policy for the party to remain neutral until a new Brexit deal can be negotiated.

Labour promise free personal care for over-65s in England

The Labour Party has pledged to provide free personal care to over-65s in England.

“Shameful” numbers of pupils leaving school without basic qualifications

Children’s commissioner Anne Longfield has said that almost one in five young people in England finish school without a minimum of five good GCSEs or equivalent qualifications.

Leading firms commit to green energy initiatives

A number of the world’s largest firms have pledged their support to green energy initiatives amid increased pressure for climate change action.

Thomas Cook needs £200 million contingency fund to avoid administration

Troubled airline Thomas Cook must find £200 million in extra funds by the weekend if it is to stave off administration.

Brexit uncertainty will continue restricting the economy, policymakers say

The Bank of England has indicated that interest rates will continue to remain low as long as there is persistent uncertainty over the UK’s Brexit path.

EU to set out September Brexit ultimatum

Finnish prime minister Antti Rinne has said that prime minister Boris Johnson has twelve days to present his Brexit plans to the EU in writing.

UK house prices in slowest rise in seven years

According to the Office for National Statistics, house prices rose at the slowest rate at any time since September 2012 in the year to July.

"Stop a no-deal Brexit and let the people decide”, Corbyn says

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that he favours a second referendum on Brexit, but would abstain from campaigning for either side and instead seek to implement what the people of the UK decide were he to become prime minister.

Question marks over North Yorkshire mining project

The fate of a large North Yorkshire potash mine is uncertain after its holder Sirius Minerals ruled out earlier plans to push through a bond sale set to raise around £403 million for the project.

Net high-street closures rise to 1,234

A net number of 1,234 stores were closed on Britain’s leading 500 high streets in the first half of 2019 according to new figures published by PwC and the Local Data Company.

Home Office proposes new extended stay rules for student visas

The Home Office has proposed that international students will have the right to remain in the UK for two years after completing their degree in order to find work.

Economic growth exceeds expectations in July

The UK economy grew quicker than expected in July with a growth rate of 0.3 per cent.

MPs reject prime minister’s call for snap election for second time

Prime minister Boris Johnson has seen his move for a general election rebuffed by MPs for a second time as Parliament moved into five weeks of prorogation.