Prudential

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.

Prudential plc Monitor

Prudential plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0912
Company covered: 
Prudential plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 26 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Narrative disclosure of impacts of new standards not yet adopted includes IFRS 16 "Leases" and amendments to IFRS 4 "Insurance contracts" and IAS 12 "Income taxes"
Change
Format of statement of financial position altered by exclusion of sub-totals and headings.
Change
Disclosure of critical accounting policies, estimates and judgements enhanced by use of a tabular format.
Change
Provision recognised in respect of sale of annuities following agreement with Financial Conduct Authority.
Change
Disclosure of relationship between tax expense and accounting profit enhanced by inclusion of additional narrative explanation in addition to the presentation of a reconciliation.
Change
Accruals and deferred income included in financial liability contractual maturity analysis.

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.