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Findings of inquiry into working practices at Sports Direct to be published

Published 18/08/2016

Report is due out in September
Report is due out in September

Under-fire retailer Sports Direct has said a report into working practices at the firm will be published next month.

In a statement, the company said the findings of an independent review carried out by law firm RPC would be published in the week beginning September 5.

The retailer will hold its annual general meeting on September 7.

The update comes after it was announced earlier this week that t housands of its warehouse workers will be handed £1 million in back pay after the retailer came clean over not paying the national minimum wage.

In a deal struck with HMRC and Unite the union, the retailer will provide payments dating back to May 2012, with some staff pocketing up to £1,000.

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley told MPs from the Business Select Committee in June that staff were not paid during security searches at the end of their shift, meaning they took home less than the minimum wage.

Unite the union is also calling on shareholders to back a resolution at Sports Direct's AGM for a seperate review into working practices at the firm.

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