Companies Act 2006

Stagecoach Group plc Monitor

Stagecoach Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0411
Company covered: 
Stagecoach Group plc
Period End: 
30 April, 2016
Report issued on 25 April 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Joint venture impaired in full.
Change
Early redemption premium reflected as exceptional finance cost.
Change
Impairment of interest in joint venture, onerous contract review and exceptional items identified as areas of audit focus.
Restatement
New reporting segment identified in line with IFRS 8 quantitative thresholds.
Pronouncements
Change in Companies Act 2006 requirements results in disclosure of full list of subsidiaries.
Change
Table showing movement in franchise adjustment introduced to pensions note.

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.

Mothercare plc Monitor

Mothercare plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/1011
Company covered: 
Mothercare plc
Period End: 
26 March, 2016
Report issued on 21 October 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Viability statement looking forward for three years presented.
Restatement
Material restructuring costs presented in aggregate with impairment reversal as an exceptional item.
Pronouncements
Presentation of full list of subsidiaries.

SOCO International plc Monitor

SOCO International plc Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/0909
Company covered: 
SOCO International plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 27 September 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Contingent consideration fair valued using non-observable market data reclassified as current asset.
Change
Enhanced clarity of disclosure in respect of audit risk areas of material misstatement.
New
Discussion of risk of material misstatement introduced in respect of contingent consideration receivable.
Pronouncements
Complete list of subsidiary undertakings is disclosed.
New
Graphical presentation introduced to describe the procedure of assessing Board’s independence.

Keller Group plc Monitor

Keller Group plc Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/0907
Company covered: 
Keller Group plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 20 September 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Format of reconciliation showing relationship between tax expense and accounting profit altered.
Pronouncements
List of all subsidiaries and joint ventures disclosed.
New
Goodwill impairment reflected as an exceptional item.
Change
Percentage of salary that would be paid as a bonus payment identified at multiple performance levels.

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.