Sports Direct has announced that they will be paying more than the minimum wage from now on.  So that's good.  They have also appointed Mike Ashley's daughter's 26 year old boyfriend, Michael Murray, as Head of Property.  The couple live in a £10m house in Belgravia, London and Mr Murray's previous experience appears to have been in organising student events.  It seems that it's not quite nepotism (because Mr Murray and Mr Ashley are not actually related, yet) but it does appear to give credence to the calls for the company to be put on a more professional footing with less influence over the board of directors by Mr Ashley.

One step forward and two steps back.