The billionaire, whose empire includes the Top Shop and Dorothy Perkins, had threatened not to give evidence.
Ashley reportedly wants to save the BHS brand and keep some stores open
My Week: Mike Ashley’s bravura performance before MPs; and what can we expect from Sir Philip Green?
The clamour for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood is louder by the minute. By the time he has accounted for himself in front of MPs, that might be the least we think he deserves
Ashley told MPs that workers were fined 15 minutes pay if they were one minute late
Workers are so afraid to take time off that one woman gave birth in the toilet in 2014, Unite said
Ashley admitted that there had been issues with search and security at the company’s main warehouse
Ashley wrote to the committee to say he wanted to meet after careful consideration over the weekend
Share price plunges by 11 per cent as Mike Ashley admits profits are falling
The Speaker said there would be a historical precedent for summoning the billionaire to The Bar of the House
Sports Direct founder dismisses concerns of ‘showboating’ parliamentarians
Ashley backed new manager Rafa Benitez to keep the club in the top flight
The club’s managing director, Lee Charnley, has spent £120m on 17 players in the last four transfer windows since he was promoted to the position
MPs accused the company of acting like a ‘back street outfit’ in its boardroom decisions
Sports Direct has been the worst FTSE 100 performer this year
Committee chairman, Iain Wright, said the businessman must answer questions publicly in Westminster