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Brexit Disclosures

As the Brexit uncertainty continues, we look at how Brexit has been disclosed in a sample of FTSE 350 annual report and accounts.

As things currently stand, ‘exit day’ is still scheduled to be on 29 March 2019, although the likelihood of this date slipping appears to be increasing. The Government has issued the statutory instrument (SI 2019/145), Accounts and Reports (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which effectively cuts the UK’s ties with the EEA (European Economic Area). The changes proposed will be made to the Companies Act 2006 and secondary legislation, making EEA states third countries under UK law. The Government has also issued another SI The Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors(Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 dealing with statutory auditors and third country auditors. 

The Government has issued a number of additional pieces of guidance on how companies should operate in the event of a no-deal Brexit occurring on 29 March, on topics ranging from competition, insolvency and intellectual property, to the recognition of professional qualifications.

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have published letters for auditors and accountants to share information in case there is no deal for leaving the EU by Friday 29 March 2019.

It remains to be seen when these changes will actually come into force, and if further discussions with the European Union will change proposals that have been made. Needless to say our technical team will follow developments closely and ensure legislation and commentaries on the Croner-i Tax and Accounting platform are updated as soon as possible.

Kier group plc Monitor

Kier group plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/1206
Company covered: 
Kier group plc
Period End: 
30 June, 2018
Report issued on 11 December 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Detailed disclosure in respect of business acquisitions made during the year.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the impact of the new accounting standards including IFRS 9 “Financial instruments”, IFRS 15 “Revenue from contracts with customers” and IFRS 16 "leases".
Restatement
Restatement of prior year cash flow and income statement to correct prior year error.
Change
Discussion of new key audit matter included in the audit report.
Change
Reclassification of amounts in respect of cash flow hedging instruments.
Change
Extended disclosure of principal risks including identification of new risk factors.

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Kier Group plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0304
Company covered: 
Kier Group plc
Period End: 
30 June, 2017
Report issued on 06 March 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Mining operations no longer classified as held for sale.
Divergence
Discontinued operations disposal gain included within result from continuing operations.
Change
Business combination disclosures in respect of post balance sheet acquisition.
Change
Provision recognised in relation to safety, health and environment liabilities.
Change
Audit report includes extended information in respect of materiality.
Pronouncements
Non-quantified disclosure of the future impacts of IFRS 16

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.

Kier Group plc Monitor

Kier Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0114
Company covered: 
Kier Group plc
Period End: 
30 June, 2016
Report issued on 31 January 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Restatement of comparative information due to finalisation of provisionally accounted business acquisition including the recognition of additional goodwill.
Change
Reallocation of acquired business between reportable segments
Change
Property market identified as a new principal risk area.

Kier Group plc Monitor

Kier Group plc Annual Report 2014
CR Monitor Issue: 
2015/0107
Company covered: 
Kier Group plc
Period End: 
30 June 2014
Report issued on 13 January 2015 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Review of revenue generating contracts started in light of impending new rules.
Change
Pro forma information given if business combination effected at start of year.
Change
Acquisition of former joint venture treated as deemed disposal and business combination.