FRC drops investigation into PwC in Tesco accounting scandal

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has closed its investigation into PricewaterhouseCooper’s role as auditor for Tesco at the height of the 2014 accounting scandal when the supermarket overstated its profits by £326m.

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David Hardstaff and Bethan Cowlam consider the recent increase to custody time limits and the practical implications in the context of significant court backlogs. In a highly unusual move, HHJ Raynor, a Crown Court judge, has lodged a complaint against the resident judge of Woolwich Crown Court, suggesting political interference in the handling of cases involving extended custody time […]

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