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The Issa brothers: do the rules apply to them

The Issa brothers: do the rules apply to them

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Mohsin and Zuber Issa started their business empire with a petrol station near Bury. They now own Asda and are worth £5 billion. But have the boys from Blackburn been playing fair? MPs are questioning the brothers over their “complex” business structure and “fire and rehire” approach. Customers have been hit with stubbornly high petrol prices. Local residents are upset by the bulldozers making way for the Issas’ mansions. Does their success deserve more scrutiny?


James Harding
Editor and Founder