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.
Government sources have said plans for a new amber watch list of countries will be dropped, amid opposition from aviation bosses and some Tory MPs. Fully vaccinated travellers from the US and amber EU countries can now enter England, Scotland and Wales without having to quarantine, although stricter rules remain in place for France. The…
Businesses up and down the country have been struggling to fill shifts as hundreds of thousands of workers get pinged by the NHS Test and Trace app and told to self-isolate.
Discovery’s £900 million rights deal allows the BBC to show just two live events at the same time.
Covid cases have fallen for the seventh day in a row across the UK, but the number of deaths has risen to its highest level in more than four months.
British taxpayers could face many decades of financial risk – thanks to the enormous cost of the pandemic, according to a committee of MPs.
Empty shelves, cancelled trains, restaurants closing for days – councils and businesses have warned that the sheer numbers of people getting pinged could cause weeks of disruption.
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.