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.
So how has all this been going down with the voters?
As the economic storm clouds over the UK darkened further still, the Bank of England today staged a dramatic intervention – saying it will start buying up government debt in an effort to stabilise markets and protect pension funds.
Amid promises from Sir Keir Starmer to put “country first, party second” came one clear policy announcement at the Labour party conference – the creation of a ‘Great British Energy’ company within the first year of a Labour government.
Labour has kicked off its annual party conference in Liverpool weighing in on the government’s mini-budget and calling plans to cut taxes as ‘immoral’ saying it would only benefit the wealthy. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he would reinstate the 45 per cent tax rate for higher earners but keep the cut to the…
The government has defended it’s sweeping tax cuts, denying Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget would mostly benefit the rich. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer – in Liverpool for the upcoming Labour Party conference – has accused the government of ‘casino economics’ and gambling with the finances of the country.
As part of his quest for greater growth, the Chancellor outlined a plan to introduce new low-tax investment zones.
Energy bills for British businesses will be cut by around half this winter under a huge new government support package unveiled today.
Liz Truss has claimed she is prepared to be unpopular when she unveils her plan to deal with rising energy bills – and how to pay for it – on Friday.
Final preparations are underway at Westminster Abbey ahead of the Queen’s state funeral – the first since Winston Churchill’s in 1965.
Whitehall sources have signalled that the new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng will deliver what’s being described as a “mini-Budget” next week.
The solemnity of the royal pomp and pageantry has been punctuated here and there in recent days by the protests from anti-monarchists. The police response has been to arrest some individuals for shouting or holding up signs. This has prompted accusations that they’re being heavy-handed, and debate both about the extent of free speech and…
Ukraine has carried out such a swift counteroffensive against Russia it’s taken even their own forces by surprise. Ukrainian troops have recaptured huge areas of territory in the east of the country, some reportedly reaching a settlement almost on the border with Russia.
Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96.
Liz Truss will announce that major plan on energy prices tomorrow in the Commons.
The new Prime Minister will have to deal with the cost of living crisis facing the entire country, as energy bills and the cost of basic goods soar to stratospheric levels.