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.
The government’s plans to make it easier for workers from key sectors to get back to work after being “pinged” by the NHS Covid app have gone down badly with business groups, with one calling them “undeliverable”. Hospitality workers aren’t on the list, while there’s been more evidence that the disruption is starting to undermine…
As the number of people getting pinged and told to isolate has passed 600,000 in England and Wales, supermarket bosses have warned that the shortage of staff will hit supplies on the shelves.
They don’t just keep us all connected, mobile phone masts have also generated much-needed cash in rent for thousands of community groups.
For the beleaguered hospitality and leisure industry it’s just been one challenge after another.
Covid cases are continuing to surge across the UK, with more than 50,000 new daily cases for the first time in six months. Latest figures show more than 51,000 people tested positive in the last 24 hours and 49 further deaths have also been announced. According to the Office for National Statistics, one in 95…
Sajid Javid says he recognises the ‘huge responsibility’ facing him in dealing with Coronavirus pandemic.
Matt Hancock resigned from his job this evening – almost 48 hours after the publication of a picture of him kissing a close aide, in breach of his own covid rules.
The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has resigned.
There was frustration from the tourism industry today over the slow pace of reopening of international travel.
The Democratic Unionist Party is looking for a new leader again, as Edwin Poots stepped down after just 21 days in the job.
Britain and Australia have agreed the first post-Brexit trade deal to be negotiated from scratch.
What will keeping the restrictions in England have on businesses like nightclubs, which have already been closed for more than 15 months?
The EU and the UK remain at loggerheads over the UK government’s threat to delay checks on chilled meats being imported from the mainland to Northern Ireland. The EU says any grace period allowed while the post-Brexit system bedded in is now over, and it’s time to stick to the rules of the Brexit deal.…
An overhaul of the global rules has been top of the agenda at the G7 finance ministers’ summit in London, meeting face to face for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
From farms to factories and hospitality to haulage, many industries are warning they won’t be able to bounce back unless Brexit rules on workers are relaxed.