Adoption of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments

IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (IFRS 9) has replaced the existing international financial instrument standard IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement (IAS 39), for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018.

This report looks at a selection of December 2018 - March 2019 year ends where full year disclosures in relation to the actual adoption of IFRS 9 are being made for the first time. This report covers both the impact of the adoption of IFRS 9 and what disclosures have been made in relation to the adoption.

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.

Renewi Plc Monitor

Renewi Plc Annual Report 2019
CR Monitor Issue: 
Company covered: 
Renewi Plc
Period End: 
31 March, 2018
Report issued on 31 January 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Disclosure in respect of the impact of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers and IFRS 16 “leases”.
Finalisation of provisional fair values in respect of a prior year business acquisition.
Restatement of non-controlling interest disclosures.
Changes made to segmental reporting structure following integration of acquired entity.
Exceptional tax credit recognised following change in Belgian tax rate.
Change in allocation of goodwill to cash generating units for impairment test purposes.