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.

Segro plc Monitor

Segro plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
Company covered: 
Segro plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2018
Report issued on 14 June 2019 covered the following practice issues:
The segmental reporting structure has been revised.
Adoption of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments and IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers from 1 January 2018.
Disclosure of expected impact from adopting amendment to IFRS 3 Business combinations from 1 January 2020.
The recognition of pension buy-out costs in the income statement.
A new section is added to the audit report covering the detection of irregularities including fraud.

New standard disclosure - IFRS 16 "Leases"

This report revisits the findings of the CR Emerging Issues Report "Disclosure of the impacts of IFRS 16 "Leases", and assesses 20 companies with 31 December 2017 year ends, to understand if some of the trends of the previous report are repeated. After the last report, we expected to see more companies early adopting, as well as more providing qualitative commentary on their expected materiality position post-implementation. We will assess whether this is the case. 16 of the 20 companies reviewed were in the original sample.

New standard disclosure - IFRS 15

IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (IFRS 15) is one of two major new standards being applied from financial periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018 (the other being IFRS 9 Financial Instruments). In the years leading up to this, there has been an increased focus by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) on the disclosures setting out the impact of forthcoming accounting standards in the financial statements, as required by IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors (IAS 8).

The FRC commented on these disclosures in its Annual Review of Corporate Reporting for the 2016-17 year-ends (annual review), and noted in its year-end advice letter to audit committee chairs and finance directors (FRC advice letter) (attached as an appendix to the report), that it expected to see a ‘step change’ in the quality of the disclosures assessing the impact of new accounting standards in the 2017-18 financial statements.

This report analyses the disclosures assessing the impact of IFRS 15 which have been included in the consolidated financial statements of 20 UK listed companies selected at random with a focus on industries where IFRS 15 has most impact.

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.

SEGRO plc Monitor

SEGRO plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
Company covered: 
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 08 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Graph added to directors remuneration report showing potential remuneration under multiple performance scenarios.
Share premium recognised in relation to shares issued under equity placing.
Introduction of detailed discussion of future impacts of new standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers" and IFRS 16 "Leases" plus amendments to IAS 12 "Income taxes".
Table showing non-executive directors shareholding introduced to directors remuneration report.
Risk disclosures enhanced by introduction of a risk heat map diagram.
Summarised income statement and balance sheet information disclosed for newly formed joint venture.

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.