Scott Challinor

Business Editor for the Leaders Council

Scott Challinor is responsible for the Leaders Council’s business-related content. He also hosts a number of Leaders Council podcasts. In his career to date, he has written for several national publications and has interviewed leaders from every sector in the UK. 

Articles published by Scott Challinor

NEWS | Published January 26th 2022, 11:11 am

IMF predicts slower UK and global economic growth than previously thought

The International Monetary Fund [IMF] has said that the UK economy is set to grow more slowly in 2022 than previous forecasts had suggested.

NEWS | Published January 25th 2022, 5:00 pm

Metropolitan Police to launch probe into Covid rule breaches in Downing Street

The Metropolitan Police has said that it will launch its own investigation into parties that were held in Downing Street during the Covid-19 pandemic, when social restrictions in place at the time prohibited such gatherings.

NEWS | Published January 25th 2022, 4:04 pm

Becketts’ latest award indicative that business is getting behind the UK’s Armed Forces

Hospitality business Becketts, a hotel and restaurant based in Southsea, Portsmouth, has been honoured with a Bronze Award of the Armed Forces Covenant.

NEWS | Published January 25th 2022, 12:00 am

Johnson calls prospect of Russian invasion of Ukraine ‘disastrous’ as NATO deploys more resources eastward

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that a Russian invasion of Ukraine would be a “disastrous step”, after the Foreign Office withdrew part of its embassy staff workforce from the country.

NEWS | Published January 24th 2022, 5:05 pm

Lord Agnew resigns over government’s handling of Covid Bounce Back Loan fraud

Lord Agnew has resigned from his role as a minister for the Treasury after criticising the government’s handling of fraudulent applications for Covid Bounce Back Loan fraud.

NEWS | Published January 24th 2022, 12:12 pm

Application deadline looms for the Royal College of Podiatry's 2022 Leadership Programme

Applications for the Royal College of Podiatry’s [RCPod] annual Leadership Programme are currently open, with a deadline of February 4 set to register one’s interest for the 2022 course.

NEWS | Published January 24th 2022, 12:12 pm

Stronger Covid restrictions in Scotland over Christmas were justified, says Sturgeon

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that it has been “worth it” to impose harsher social restrictions in the country over the festive period to curb coronavirus transmission, despite the “very adverse” effects these have had on the hospitality sector and other businesses.

NEWS | Published January 23rd 2022, 10:10 am

YMCA Derbyshire chief hopeful that Covid can pave the way for social inequalities to be addressed

As we look to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic as a country, Gillian Sewell, CEO of YMCA Derbyshire, is optimistic that the general public will now look at social inequalities such as poverty in a new light, paving the way for positive change that will elevate the social status of many.

NEWS | Published January 23rd 2022, 10:10 am

BP Legal Solicitors boss believes flexibility has its place in the working practices of the future

It is without doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has forced businesses to embrace flexible working and there are no signs that this is going to cease in the post-Covid world.

NEWS | Published January 22nd 2022, 7:03 am

Mitchell Meredith: State pension claimants to feel the pinch of cost-of-living crisis as Bank says rates will rise again

Pensions and pension savers have come under pressure from several factors over recent years, with those saving for retirement now having to consider a range of challenges.

NEWS | Published January 21st 2022, 10:10 am

IncomeMax founder determined to enforce changes in DWP after touching case study on live show

Despite Lee Healey's vast experience helping thousands of households manage their finances through his role at IncomeMax, a recent encounter on live television would strengthen his resolve to help those in need even further.

NEWS | Published January 20th 2022, 9:01 am

2021 reflections: Shetland Sea Salt looks back proudly on Great Taste awards success

Scalloway-based business Shetland Sea Salt can look back on 2021 with immense pride, after being recognised at the national Great Taste awards for its quality of product in September.

NEWS | Published January 20th 2022, 7:02 am

Healthcare: Preventative medicine now becoming the emphasis, says expert

Appearing on the Leaders Council Podcast, award-winning author and preventative medicine expert, Dr Paul Jenkins, talks about how in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, preventative healthcare is being held in higher regard.

NEWS | Published January 19th 2022, 3:03 pm

PMQs: Pressure to quit piles on prime minister as Tory MP defects

In a heated PMQs session on Wednesday, a defiant Boris Johnson continued to resist calls to stand down, after one of his Conservative MPs defected to Labour and former cabinet minister David Davis joined the growing list of voices calling for his departure.

NEWS | Published January 19th 2022, 8:08 am

Anatomap founder Franc optimistic about potential of Injury Capture app

Speaking on The Leaders Council Podcast, Anatomap founder Simon Franc reflected on the 2021 launch of the new Injury Capture app, which he hopes will help empower victims of abuse, sexual assault and violent crime all over the world by aiding the ability of victims and their associates to record and report it.


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