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 June 29th 2022, 12:01 am

Defence secretary calls for further spending to answer Russian aggression

UK defence secretary Ben Wallace has called for an increase to the defence budget, in the wake of Russia’s war on Ukraine.

NEWS | Published June 28th 2022, 3:03 pm

Indyref2: Sturgeon wants October 2023 referendum

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has set a target date of October 19, 2023, to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence.

NEWS | Published June 28th 2022, 9:09 am

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill clears first parliamentary hurdle

On Monday, MPs gave initial support to the government’s Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, which will enable the government to override parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol within the Brexit deal with the EU.

NEWS | Published June 27th 2022, 9:09 am

G7 summit: Johnson to call for action on Ukrainian grain exports

Later on Monday, UK prime minister Boris Johnson will call on his fellow G7 leaders to take action to help safely get Ukrainian grain exports out of the country, reports say.

NEWS | Published June 27th 2022, 3:03 am

“We need education on the NI Protocol”, says County Antrim business leader

As the UK government prepares to bring its Northern Ireland Protocol Bill back to Parliament on Monday for its second reading, one Northern Irish business leader has called for greater education around the Protocol and how it can benefit local businesses.

NEWS | Published June 27th 2022, 12:12 am

Recruiter Awards 2022: Driver Require shortlisted for two honours

Hertfordshire-based specialist driver recruitment agency, Driver Require, has been shortlisted for two awards at the Recruiter Awards 2022.

NEWS | Published June 26th 2022, 9:05 am

Jelena Milic: “Let’s give people with learning disabilities an opportunity”

On Learning Disability Week, Jelena Milic from The Cube Disability in Northamptonshire spoke on The Leaders Council Podcast to raise awareness of the lived experiences of people with learning difficulties and how her organisation looks to support them.

NEWS | Published June 24th 2022, 9:09 am

By-elections: Tories suffer two defeats, party chairman resigns

The Conservatives have faced defeat in both of this week’s by-elections in the constituencies of Tiverton & Honiton and Wakefield, an outcome which has prompted party chairman, Oliver Dowden, to step down.

NEWS | Published June 24th 2022, 12:01 am

Commonwealth Business Forum: Johnson pushes Green Industrial Revolution in Africa

Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, UK prime minister Boris Johnson has talked up new British investments which will help deliver the transition to green energy across Africa.

NEWS | Published June 23rd 2022, 9:09 am

By-elections: Tiverton and Honiton, and Wakefield go to the polls

Polling stations have opened to voters in the Tiverton & Honiton and Wakefield constituencies, as by-elections in both areas begin.

NEWS | Published June 23rd 2022, 7:07 am

Delivered Social receives Armed Forces Covenant Bronze award

Marketing agency Delivered Social has received a Bronze Award of the Armed Forces Covenant, after having become the first UK digital marketing agency to sign the pledge.

NEWS | Published June 23rd 2022, 7:05 am

Sunak defends decision to restore triple lock

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has defended the government’s decision to reintroduce the triple lock on pensions, saying that the elderly are among “the most vulnerable in society” and needed to be provided for.

NEWS | Published June 22nd 2022, 9:09 am

ONS: UK inflation climbs to 9.1 per cent

The Office for National Statistics [ONS] has said that UK inflation hit 9.1 per cent in the 12 months to May 2022, up from the nine per cent registered in the year to April.

NEWS | Published June 22nd 2022, 8:08 am

MET acquired by Wickham Micro

Medical Engineering Technologies [MET] has been acquired by contract testing laboratory firm, Wickham Micro.

NEWS | Published June 21st 2022, 8:08 am

GQA in partnership with 'Nobody Left Behind' initiative

GQA Qualifications, the awarding and qualifications-writing organisation, is lending its support to a progressive and life-changing initiative for young people called 'Nobody Left Behind'.

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