Unilever

The Unilever Group Monitor

The Unilever Group Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0511
Company covered: 
The Unilever Group
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 15 May 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in measure of segment profit.
Change
Enhanced disclosure of assets held for sale.
Change
Detailed discussion added on climate change risk.
Change
Tabular presentation of contingent liabilities introduced.
Change
Amounts in respect of material business combination disclosed separately.
Pronouncements
Enhanced disclosure in respect of new standards including some quantification.

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.

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.

The Unilever Group Monitor

The Unilever Group Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0608
Company covered: 
The Unilever Group
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 20 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Enhanced disclosure in respect of new standards issued but not yet applicable.
Change
Disclosure of “climate change” as a new area of principal risk.
Change
Identification of goodwill and indefinite-life intangibles allocated to new additional significant cash generating unit.
Change
Contingent consideration included in financial instrument fair value hierarchy at level 3.

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.