Who reviewed Starbuck’s accounts for Vince Cable?

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I am aware, as Bill Dodwell was keen to emphasise in this morning's spat on Starbucks, that Vince Cable had BIS staff review Starbuck's accounts and was told they did not make a profit.

Now BIS is not a tax authority.

Nor, as I know, does it have much accounting expertise - it borrows almost all it needs from the Big 4 as far as I can see.

In that case I do hope it wasn't staff seconded from Deloitte (Starbuck's auditors and Bill Dodwell's firm) who assured Vince Cable that Starbucks made a loss.

I have no idea if it was. I am just hoping it wasn't.

Anyone know?