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UK Corporate Governance Code

Corporate governance has faced immense scrutiny recently following the high-profile collapses of BHS in 2016 and Carillion in January 2018, with MPs, the media and the public blaming the actions of the directors and auditors and all asking the same question… where was the board?

MPs, shareholders and the public have also been asking how effective the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Corporate Governance Code has been in deterring poor corporate governance at the UK’s largest companies, following a raft of corporate failures. In July 2018 the FRC released a new UK Corporate Governance Code, (the Code) for listed companies in the UK. It also issued an update on its Guidance on Board Effectiveness. The Code is applicable to all companies with a premium listing, whether incorporated in the UK or elsewhere.

The new Code applies to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019, so with that in mind, this Common Practices report looks at how companies have been reporting on the current Code. We look at some good examples of reporting and look at the “explanations” made regarding compliance with the Code. We also discuss what’s new in the 2018 Code to enable readers to prepare for the upcoming changes.

The annual reports of 25 UK listed companies with year-ends between 31 December 2017 and 30 September 2018 were selected at random for review, across a range of industries. The full list of sample companies detailing company name, period end, auditor and industry classification can be found at the end of this report.

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Galliford Try plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/1201
Company covered: 
Galliford Try plc
Period End: 
30 June, 2018
Report issued on 4 December 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the future impacts of IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers", IFRS 9 "Financial instruments" and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Restatement
Restatement of basic and diluted EPS to reflect the bonus element of a rights issue.
Restatement
Restatement to present cash and overdraft amounts on a gross basis.
Change
Added disclosure in respect of alternative performance measures.

Segment Reporting

The requirement to disclose information on operating segments has been around for a number of years, firstly under IAS 14 Segment Reporting, and currently under IFRS 8 Operating Segments which has been applicable for entities with publicly traded debt or equity instruments (or those which are about to publicly trade) since 2009.
 
This report looks at the operating segment disclosures in the consolidated financial statements of 20 UK listed companies selected at random.
 

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Galliford Try plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0406
Company covered: 
Galliford Try plc
Period End: 
30 June, 2017
Report issued on 10 April 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Cash and overdraft balances presented on a gross basis following issue of IFRIC guidance.
Change
Goodwill on business combination represents the value of the workforce of the acquired company.
Change
Exceptional items highlighted within a separate column on the face of the income statement.
Change
Enhanced risk disclosures include risk management governance structure diagram and linking of principal risks to strategic aims.
Change
New principal risk factors identified in respect of "Customer satisfaction and quality control", "Ambitious growth targets" and "Forecasting".

Risk and viability in the strategic report

In light of recent high-profile collapses such as Carillion, the reporting by companies of risks and long-term viability is once again in the spotlight. Investors and other stakeholders expect detailed, specific information in the annual report which clearly sets out the key risks facing the company and the potential impact of these risks on the company’s longer-term viability. This report analyses the consolidated financial statements of 20 UK listed companies to assess the quality of risk and viability reporting in the annual report.

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Galliford Try plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0606
Company covered: 
Galliford Try plc
Period End: 
30 June, 2016
Report issued on 13 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Change in land inventory recognition policy.
Change
Disclosure of insurance buy-in transaction in respect of defined benefit pension scheme.
Change
Risk disclosures enhanced by inclusion of risk heat map.
Change
Disclosure of principal risks regarding "over-reliance", "business management systems" and "business continuity" introduced.
Change
Analysis of financial instrument book values against fair values restated.

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.

Other Comprehensive Income: Presentation of items by reclassification status an emerging issue under IFRS

This report considers the presentation of other comprehensive income following the issue of amendments to IAS 1 “Presentation of financial statements”. It considers how the various line items that represent other comprehensive income are reported by nature focusing on the presentational split between those items that will not be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss and those that will be reclassified to profit or loss when specific conditions are met.