Whistleblower tells court difference between profit target and actual profits looked insurmountable

Tesco staff were under pressure and at least one executive feared jail over actions they were alleged to be taking to meet 2014 financial targets that looked “insurmountable”, a whistleblower has told a court in London.

Carl Rogberg, former finance director of Tesco UK, together with John Scouler, former commercial director for food, and Christopher Bush, former Tesco UK managing director, are allcharged with one count of fraud by abuse of position and one count of false accounting. The three deny any wrongdoing and have pleaded not guilty.

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