Paul McNamara is the Business and Global Trade Correspondent for Channel 4 News, reporting on the UK’s changing relationship with the world.
Paul joined the Channel 4 News Investigations Team in 2015 and reported on the biggest stories in the UK. He has covered three General Elections for the programme, the last as Political Correspondent.
Prior to Channel 4 News Paul was the co-founder of a production company and news agency providing investigations for Channel 4 Dispatches, BBC Panorama, and every newspaper on Fleet Street.
His career started at The Bedford Times and Citizen, before joining national newspapers to cover defence and the war in Afghanistan extensively.
Facebook has reversed its ban on news in Australia.
The Supreme Court has ruled that Uber drivers must be treated as workers, and not self-employed contractors – in a ruling which could have major implications for the gig economy.
Bosses at Heathrow airport have warned that the government’s hotel quarantine policy is not ready.
We caught up with the Chancellor Rishi Sunak and asked him whether he shared the optimism of people like Andy Haldane of the Bank of England.
The Bank of England’s chief economist believes the economy is a “coiled spring” ready to bounce back.
In another example of post-Brexit trade problems, many UK fishermen are now struggling to export their catch to the EU. New rules around water quality mean they can’t export live molluscs like oysters and clams to Europe – leaving those who rely on the trade facing the loss of their livelihoods. Crab and lobster fishermen…
Almost two thirds of UK firms have been experiencing “significant disruption” to their supply chains across the EU border since the start of this year, according to the manufacturers’ association, Make UK.
Shares in the US retailer GameStop have jumped in value again as small investors continued their attack on major corporate investors.
The number of people out of work across the UK has continued to rise. The impact of the Covid crisis on the jobs market has pushed unemployment up to 5%, with more than 800,000 workers dropping off company payrolls since the pandemic began. But even this doesn’t reveal the true picture, with millions of people…
Nissan has committed its long-term future to its Sunderland car-making plant and has said the Brexit trade deal put the UK at an advantage.
The vote to extend the universal credit increase is non-binding, but is “embarrassing” for the government.
Northern Ireland is facing a health crisis, too, with the highest daily number of deaths since the pandemic began.
Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster has said the reproductive R-rate there has now fallen back below one in Northern Ireland, but warned that the health service remains under huge pressure.
The prime minister has said he would have no hesitation suspending the agreement reached with the EU over checks on food and goods shipped to Northern Ireland if delays to freight get worse.
Ministers in Northern Ireland say they are now living through their worst-case scenario predicted at the start of the pandemic, @PGMcNamara is in Belfast