British American Tobacco

Fair value measurement information under IFRS

IFRS 13 “Fair value measurement” sets out a single consistent framework for measuring fair value within IFRS financial statements and outlines a standardised set of disclosures in respect of fair value measurements. IFRS 13 has been mandatory now for some years, with application being required for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013. This report sets out the results of how requirements of the standard have been put into practice, both in terms of measurement and disclosure, in the consolidated financial statements of 139 large public limited companies with year ends between 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2017. It is not an exhaustive study of all aspects of IFRS 13 application and its conclusions are limited to our findings in respect of the areas analysed within the financial statements reviewed.

FRS 101 "Reduced disclosure framework"- A review of application in parent company accounts of IFRS groups

The preparation of parent company financial statements is something that all consolidated IFRS groups have to consider. In light of the great level of recent change in this area in the UK this represents a one-off report giving guidance on the preparation of parent company financial statements under FRS 101 "Reduced Disclosure Framework". It focuses on UK groups that prepare IFRS consolidated accounts.

The report sets out the key findings from our review of the first-time application of FRS 101 “Reduced Disclosure Framework” by a group of 29 parent companies that prepare consolidated financial statements under IFRS.  We consider a number of points including: how companies informed shareholders of the intention to implement FRS 101; the format of the primary financial statements; disclosure of the list of exemptions taken; the concept of equivalent disclosure in the consolidated financial statements; the length of company financial statements under FRS 101; and changes in accounting policy on adoption. 

Provisions - British American Tobacco plc

Period End: 
31 December 2011
Period End Date: 
2011-12-31
Listing Status: 
FTSE 100, S&P Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
3785 Tobacco
Auditor: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Provisions - British American Tobacco plc

Period End: 
31 December 2011
Period End Date: 
2011-12-31
Listing Status: 
FTSE 100, S&P Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
3785 Tobacco
Auditor: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Provisions under IFRS

The focus of this report is the disclsoure of provisions within IFRS financial statements. Included is an examination of company disclosures relating to individual classes of provision such as nature and timing as well as movements during the year. Our analysis is based on the financial statements of 26 large listed European companies drawn from a broad range of countries and industries. 

Inventories under IFRS

Based on a sample of 28 large listed European companies that report under IFRS, supplemented by Company Reporting data and comment, this report analyses the disclosure of inventory accounting practice. Included is an examination of company disclosures relating to cost allocation formulae and a survey of the methods identified.

British American Tobacco plc Period End 31 December 2010

British American Tobacco plc Period End 31 December 2010
CR Monitor Issue: 
2011/0605
Company covered: 
British American Tobacco plc
Period End: 
31 December 2010
Report issued on 09 June 2011 did not identify any changes with significant impacts on the financial statements but covered the following practice issues:
Change
Increase in excise duties results in impairments of £293 million against goodwill and trademarks.
Change
Exchange loss of £38 million arising from restrictions on accessing foreign exchange at official rates classified as exceptional.
Change
Reduction in number of risks disclosed reflects updated risk management methodolgy.
Change
Segmental assets and liabilities no longer disclosed.