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RELX plc Monitor

RELX plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0605
Company covered: 
RELX plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 01 June 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Early adoption of IFRS 16 Leases with effect from 1 January 2018.
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 9 Financial instruments with effect from 1 January 2018.
Pronouncements
Adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers with effect from 1 January 2018.
Change
A corporate and share simplification is undertaken removing a dual parent company structure.
Change
Disclosure in respect of key audit matters is extended with two new key audit matters identified by the auditors.

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.

RELX Group Monitor

RELX Group Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0104
Company covered: 
RELX Group
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 9 January 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Full consolidated financial statements are presented instead of combined financial statements.
Change
Earnings per share presented for separate share classes as part of the consolidated income statement.
Change
Reconciliation introduced for the net defined benefit liability from the opening balance to the closing balance.
New
Past service and settlement costs are recognised after transferring the Netherlands defined benefit pension scheme to a defined contribution scheme.
Change
Change in profit base for calculating net cash from operating activities.

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.