Life is hard for retailers. But Sports Direct is in a crisis of Ashley’s own making

Government action is needed to preserve Britain’s high streets. But no law can protect a company from unrestrained ambitionEven by Mike Ashley’s standards, Sport’s Direct’s annual results statement on Friday was an extraordinary performance. The idiosy…

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Sports Direct warns of ‘terminal’ House of Fraser problems and €674m tax bill

Sports Direct finally releases its results after a day of ‘shambles’Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct expressed regret at buying a “terminal” House of Fraser and could not predict profits for the year ahead as it revealed it had been landed this week with a …

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Sports Direct’s delayed accounts spell crunch time for auditors Grant Thornton

Work by firm that audited Patisserie Valerie deemed substandard by Financial Reporting CouncilOne part of Sports Direct’s plea about the delay in publishing full-year results is credible. The firm’s auditor, Grant Thornton, is struggling to repair its …

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