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Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost an appeal against his conviction for failing to provide information to the Pensions Regulator (TPR) following the demise of the department store chain. Chappell was ordered to pay £87,000 in January. Today a judge ruled his conviction would not be overturned because he gave "entirely unbelievable" evidence. In 2015, [...]
The Labour party is weighing up radical plans to break up the Big Four accountancy firms, amid mounting pressure on the UK’s scandal-hit auditors. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell vowed to end what he described as a “cartel” among the country’s largest bean counters in the run-up to his party conference this weekend. “They have demonstrated [...]
The man who bought failing department store BHS for £1 in 2015 said he went "above and beyond" to assist the pensions watchdog in its enquires after the business collapsed. After Dominic Chappell's Retail Acquisitions bought BHS from Philip Green in March 2015, the business collapsed a year later, leaving an enormous pensions black hole of [...]
Scandal-hit KPMG has admitted to misconduct over compliance reports made for a unit of the Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon Group in another fresh embarrassment for one of the Big Four accountancy firms. The UK’s accountancy watchdog said today that KPMG and one of its partners Richard Hinton accepted they had fallen short of standards [...]
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell was today accused of trying to “muddy the waters” in his appeal against a conviction for failing to provide information to the UK’s pensions watchdog about a hole in BHS’s pensions scheme. Prosecutors told the court that Chappell’s appeal was a “cynical attempt to rewrite history”, the Financial Times reported. [...]
Struggling retail chain BHS is to be sold for £1 after almost 15 years in the possession of billionaire Arcadia chairman Sir Philip Green. The iconic chain of department stores was founded in 1928 by American entrepreneurs seeking emulate the success of Woolworths. But the company has declined in recent years as it lost market [...]
Sir Philip Green has shrugged off Arcadia's decline in full year profits, highlighting how the Topshop parent group is adapting to the “fast changing” demands of the retail industry. The group, which owns Topman, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Burton and Wallis as well as Topshop, reported a 3.4 per cent drop in pre-tax profits [...]
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