Disclosure of the impacts of IFRS 16 "Leases"

IFRS 16 “Leases” will fundamentally change accounting by lessees as it requires assets previously off balance sheet under operating lease arrangements to be brought on balance sheet as is currently the case for finance leased assets. As a result on application companies will recognise both additional assets and additional liabilities. Consequently there will also be knock on effects in the income statement as operating lease charges are replaced by a depreciation charge and a finance expense. This report analyses the financial statements of a range of companies to firstly establish whether there has been any early adoption and secondly to establish what companies are disclosing in respect of IFRS 16 and its future impacts.

Brexit Disclosures in Listed Company Annual reports

The referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) has undoubtedly led to uncertainty for business and will potentially have far reaching impacts for companies from many different industries. This report, pulled together in March 2017, focuses on the information that companies have disclosed within their annual reports during the latter half of 2016. It sets out disclosures around risk as well as the disclosure of Brexit impacts which have already been felt and the resulting ramifications.

Impending Changes: Disclosure of IFRS 15 Impacts

This report focuses on the disclosures given by companies in respect of the impending impacts of the new revenue standard IFRS 15 “Revenue from contracts with customers”. It considers the level of detail given by companies to determine the standard of qualitative information that companies disclose in relation to future changes in accounting policy and to what extent to date we have seen companies give quantitative information as to the impact the standard will have when it is adopted.

Viability statements: an emerging issue in the UK

This Emerging issue report analyses the content of early viability statements issued in the annual reports of UK companies, prepared under the UK Corporate Governance Code 2014, effective for periods beginning on or after 1 October 2014.

R&D tax and expenditure credits: an emerging issue under IFRS

This report addresses accounting for the new research and development (R&D) expenditure credit (RDEC) available from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the responsible tax authority in the United Kingdom, the previous UK scheme still in force for some companies and a similar scheme in Europe.

Fair value measurement disclosures - other assets: an emerging issue under IFRS

This report surveys fair value measurement disclosures on assets other than financial instruments, investment property and bearer plants.  Our sample covers biological assets, land and buildings, non-financial assets held in defined benefit pension schemes and cash-generating units whose recoverable amount is calculated using fair value less costs to sell. We note a predominance of classification at Level 3, indicating use of unobservable inputs.