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)

Momentum growing behind Willshee’s call for government support in energy-from-waste sector

Calls from one industry expert for increased government support in the energy-from-waste sector are likely to intensify after Essex County Council recently announced that 200,000 tonnes of waste from an underperforming Basildon waste plant will be sent to landfill as of early 2020.

Virtual1 offers a model to aspire to in order to realise UK connectivity vision

When it comes to the UK broadband industry, successive governments and regulators in the sector have tended to want three things: the fastest connection speeds possible, available to the maximum amount of people, and all within a competitive market with prices kept low.

Drax power plant announces plans to go carbon negative

Drax, the UK’s largest power station, has announced plans to go carbon negative by trapping a higher rate of carbon than it produces by the year 2030.

Growth of UK economy at slowest rate for almost seven years, according to ONS figures

Official figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that the UK economy grew at its slowest annual rate for almost seven years during October.

Carbon-emitting firms will lose out under new climate change policies

A report by Vivid Economics, commissioned by the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, has said that companies emitting large amounts of carbon could risk losing as much as 43 per cent of their value as a result of new climate change policies.

McDonnell to outline Labour Budget plans to “end austerity”

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell is set to deliver a speech outlining plans for a Budget which will “end austerity” and lay out the priorities for the first 100 days of a Labour government.

Saudi Aramco reaches record in share sales

State-owned Saudi Aramco has raised a record amount of $25.6 billion [£19.4 billion] in share sales after stakes in the company were offered out to the public in Riyadh.

Investors to vote on Eddie Stobart rescue bids

Investors will vote on rescue options for stricken haulier Eddie Stobart on Friday.

Johnson criticises Labour’s proposed extension of voting rights

Boris Johnson has attacked Jeremy Corbyn’s plans to extend the right to vote in a future Brexit referendum to EU nationals residing in the UK, should Labour win the general election.

Labour announces plans to help SMEs

The Labour party has revealed a number of plans to help small firms if it wins the general election, including replacing business rates with a land value tax and forming an agency to help small businesses seek expert advice and bid for government contracts.

Proposed pension tax review a step in the right direction for Wills and Trusts’ clients and wider medical community

The Conservative manifesto for Thursday's general election has pledged to hold an urgent review of the tapered annual allowance that has been a blight on doctors’ pensions.

UCB Group offer positive inside view of manufacturing sector despite negative PMI outlook

The latest IHS Markit/CIPS numbers from the manufacturing sector have revealed that workers are being made redundant across British factories at the quickest rate in seven years and broadcast a negative outlook for the industry.

Regulatory alignment a key Brexit issue for aerospace firms like Storm Aviation Group

Despite next week's general election putting the Brexit process on hold for now, the aerospace industry remains concerned over the issue of regulatory alignment with the EU and the ability of the UK to bring its products to the European market once Brexit has been finalised.

Apprenticeship levy tender process a hindrance for training providers like Riverside Training (Spalding) Ltd

The issue of the apprenticeship levy and its reform has returned to British headlines recently after the Confederation of British Industry called on the government not to enforce restrictions on how levy funds are spent.

Labour reveals plans to cap class sizes at 30 pupils

The Labour party will put a 30-pupil limit on the size of classes at all schools in England should it win the December 12 general election.