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.

Spectris plc Monitor

Spectris plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
Company covered: 
Spectris plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 20 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Disclosure in respect of cash generating unit goodwill impairments including the relevant reporting segment.
Disclosure of proposed changes in directors’ remuneration policy.
Principal risk disclosures enhanced to show risk appetite for each risk factor.
Enhanced clarity of disclosure in respect of adjusted performance measures.