A recent balance sheet for Pittards, PLC, a British company, follows. The company’s principal activities are the design, production, and procurement of technically advanced leather. The Group financial statements consolidate the accounts of Pittards, PLC, and all its subsidiary undertakings. (References to financial statement notes that appear on the original balance sheet have been omitted.)

1. Examine the Pittards balance sheet and identify at least three differences between balance sheets as presented in the United Kingdom and the United States.
2. Compare the Pittards balance sheet with the Burberry Group balance sheet in Exhibit 4.3 and identify at least three differences between them.
3. Review Pittards’ balance sheet and discuss how its format provides useful information to investors and creditors.

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