Monday, January 27, 2014
Deloitted To Meet You
You're trying to reassign the leasehold to a listed building. The whole sorry saga has been mired in claims and counter-claims, to the point where you've even been accused of seriously misleading your electorate, the people who vote you in and pay your wages and expenses.
What you really want is a great, big pub company to take the whole thing off your hands. But now so many questions have been raised that you're going to have to at least pay lip service to public opinion and be seen to be doing the right thing.
Perhaps you need some independent advice to get yourself out of the mire? Call in some unbiased experts so that you could demonstrate there was no conflict of interest once the lease has been handed over to the pubco? Good thinking!
Now, who do you hire? Yes, that's right, the same people who do the accounts for the great, big pub company.
No, dear reader, I haven't made it up. You couldn't.
Update February 2014: Since this item was published, TDC have given Deloittes the boot. Another victory for me! Hurrah!