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United Utilities Group PLC Monitor

United Utilities Group PLC Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0316
Company covered: 
United Utilities Group PLC
Period End: 
31 March, 2017
Report issued on 27 March 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure of proposed changes to non-audit services policy.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure on the future impact of IFRS 9 "Financial instruments".
Pronouncements
Disclosure on the future impact of IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers".
Pronouncements
Quantified information as to the future impact of IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Summarised disclosure in respect of proposed changes in directors' remuneration policy.
Change
Disclosure of derivatives included in pension scheme asset categories.

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.

Brexit Disclosures in Listed Company Annual reports

The referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) has undoubtedly led to uncertainty for business and will potentially have far reaching impacts for companies from many different industries. This report, pulled together in March 2017, focuses on the information that companies have disclosed within their annual reports during the latter half of 2016. It sets out disclosures around risk as well as the disclosure of Brexit impacts which have already been felt and the resulting ramifications.

United Utilities Group PLC Monitor

United Utilities Group PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/1206
Company covered: 
United Utilities Group PLC
Period End: 
31 March, 2016
Report issued on 12 December 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Reclassification of operating cost items results in restatement of comparatives.
New
Reconciliation of net debt disclosed.
Pronouncements
Brief disclosure on the probable impact of new lease standard introduced.
Change
Disclosure of calculation of the fair value of matching share awards to directors.

Directors remuneration: policy disclosures

This report focuses on companies’ disclosures within the newly proposed policy section of the directors’ remuneration report. It considers specifically the presentation of a pay policy table which sets out the key elements of pay and supporting information, including how each element supports the achievement of company strategy, the potential value and performance metrics.