Burnley fashion giant Boohoo appoints new auditor

Online fashion giant Boohoo has hired a new auditor following the resignation of PwC in October amid the fallout from accusations of labour abuses within its supply chain.

Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 10:41 am
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On Monday the retailer said it had appointed PKF Littlejohn as its new auditor with immediate effect.

PwC’s auditors had signed off on the company’s records for the last seven years but cut ties earlier this year following the supply chain scandal.

Boohoo, which has a Burnley site, said in a statement on Monday: “The board would like to thank PwC for its services and support provided to the group over the past seven years.”

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The PwC resignation came after Boohoo faced allegations that it did not take the right steps to ensure that workers in its supply chain were treated correctly.

In September, a top QC, who was appointed by Boohoo to probe the allegations, found that there were “serious issues” in the company’s supply chain.

Last week, the fashion company said it had exited deals with 64 garment factories.