Divergence From Best Practice

Schroders plc Monitor

Schroders plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0905
Company covered: 
Schroders plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 08 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Disclosure of key risks split into 4 risk categories including new strategic risk category.
New
Brexit and the impact of Global terrorism identified as two key threats to overall risk profile.
Change
Presentation of deferred tax enhanced to show amounts separately for individual temporary differences.
Change
Detailed explanation of what goodwill acquired in business combination represents.
Divergence
Aggregate disclosure of revenue and profit contribution of multiple businesses acquired rather than separate disclosure.
Change
Auditors identify acquisition accounting as an area of audit focus.

Grainger plc Monitor

Grainger plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0809
Company covered: 
Grainger plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2016
Report issued on 15 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Businesses disposed of reflected as discontinued operations
Change
Movements in investment in joint venture no longer disclosed separately for net assets and loans.
Divergence
No presentation of reconciliations of movements in property, plant & equipment, intangible assets and provisions.
Change
Disclosure of significant accounting policies in each individual relevant note.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of change in non-audit services policy in line with FRC guidance
Change
Directors’ remuneration policy revised to align with strategic goals.

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC Monitor

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0806
Company covered: 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Period End: 
30 September, 2016
Report issued on 08 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Segment reporting restated following implementation of new business strategy.
Change
Mutli-employer pension scheme accounted for as a defined benefit scheme for the first time.
Change
Auditors report extended by inclusion of disclosure of new areas of audit focus.
Change
Method of valuation disclosed in relation to business held for sale.
Change
Extended analysis of deferred income

Carlsberg ASA Monitor

Carlsberg ASA Name Annual Report Year
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0602
Company covered: 
Carlsberg ASA
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 6 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Disclosure of changes in segment presentation and proposed changes in segmentation.
Change
Change in calculation of return on invested capital.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of expected impact of implementation of new revenue standard.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of impacts of new impending leasing standard introduced.
Pronouncements
Introduction of key audit matter in auditors’ report.

Marks and Spencer Group plc Monitor

Marks and Spencer Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0312
Company covered: 
Marks and Spencer
Period End: 
2 April, 2016
Report issued on 28 March 2017 covered the following practice issues:
New
Acquisition of additional interest in joint venture recorded as step acquisition.
Divergence
Calculation of goodwill in respect of step acquisition unclear leading to doubt over IFRS compliance.
New
Intangible impairments recognised in respect of European business.
Change
Auditors’ report presentation enhanced through inclusion of pie-chart and graphs.
Change
Financial statement period extended.
Change
Proposed changes to employee retirement benefits disclosed as a post balance sheet event.

Renishaw plc Monitor

Renishaw plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0210
Company covered: 
Renishaw plc
Period End: 
30 June, 2016
Report issued on 28 February 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Disclosure of new funding arrangement entered into in relation to defined benefit pension deficit.
New
Risk disclosures enhanced by introduction of "risk management framework" and graph showing impact and likelihood of risk.
Divergence
Erroneous inclusion of an overdraft in previous year comparative financial liabilities liquidity risk maturity analysis.
Pronouncements
Impacts discussed of new revenue, financial instruments and leasing Standards.

British Land Company PLC Monitor

British Land Company PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0208
Company covered: 
British Land Company PLC
Period End: 
31 March, 2016
Report issued on 20 February 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in format of the income statement.
Change
Cash flow from acquisition of additional interest in subsidiary reclassified to financing activities from investing activities.
Change
Identification of new reportable segment.
Change
Disclosure of new input used for valuation of investment property.
Change
Change in presentation for calculation of leverage ratio and financial covenants applicable for unsecured debt.
Divergence
Disclosure of summarised financial information in respect of subsidiary with material non-controlling interests not fully in line with information suggested by IFRS.

Tesco plc Monitor

Tesco PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/1104
Company covered: 
Tesco PLC
Period End: 
27 February, 2016
Report issued on 07 November 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in the income statement format from single column to multi-column to highlight exceptional items.
Change
Gain on closure of employee benefit plan recognised as an exceptional item.
Change
Greater aggregation of reporting segments as a result of revised management reporting structure.
Change
More detailed analysis of operating, investing and financing cash flows on the face of the cash flow statement.
Divergence
Internally generated intangible assets aggregated with other intangible assets.

JD Sports Fashion Plc Monitor

JD Sports Fashion Plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/0906
Company covered: 
JD Sports Fashion Plc
Period End: 
30 January, 2016
Report issued on 20 September 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Divergence
Unexplained restatement in financial instrument fair values table.
Inconsistent
Reason for re-categorisation from Level 3 to Level 2 of valuation hierarchy not disclosed.
Pronouncements
Viability statement looking forward for five years presented.
New
IFRS 3 disclosures presented in respect of post balance sheet business combination.

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc Monitor

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/0803
Company covered: 
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 15 August 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Business combination income contribution specified.
Divergence
No reason specified for incomplete acquisition accounting.
Pronouncements
List of all related undertaking disclosed following a change in Companies legislation.
New
Circumstances and events behind hotel property impairments explained.