Monday 7 March 2016

Tesco Ireland Fails To Convince Court That It Can’t Afford To Pay Staff Bonuses

News that The Labour Court in Ireland has recommended that Tesco’s Irish business pay staff their 2015 bonuses despite the retailer saying that it is not in a position to do so given its weak trading performance in the country, could have unintended consequences:

• If Tesco decide to fight this recommendation, in open court, they may be forced to divulge local profit margins…
• …with the inevitable knock-on impact in terms of putting other retailers' profitability in the spotlight
• …all in a local environment that is being increasingly subjected to corporate tax scrutiny by the US and EU…

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