Accounting policies

Novozymes A/S Monitor

Novozymes A/S Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0709
Company covered: 
Novozymes A/S
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 18 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Introduction of new section "key audit matters" in auditors' report as a result of chnage in audit standards.
Change
Allocation of goodwill to cash generating units for impairment test purposes changed.
Change
Breakdown of key management remuneration includes "severance costs"
Change
New principal risk factor added in respect of "Delay of BioAg commercialisation"
Pronouncements
Extended discussion on the impacts of new standards including IFRS 9 and IFRS 16.
Change
Goodwill on acquisition of business attributed to synergy benefits.

Carillion plc Monitor

Carillion plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0708
Company covered: 
Carillion plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 18 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Finalisation of business acquisition fair values including contingent consideration leads to change in goodwill.
Change
Revenue recognition under licensing agreements identified as a risk of material misstatement by the auditors.
New
Introduction of discussion on alternative performance measures.
Change
Non-recurring items including restructuring costs highlighted separately.
Pronouncements
Improved discussion on new standards covering leases, revenue from contracts with customers and financial instruments.
Change
Brexit identified as new risk factor within tabular disclosure of principal risks.

UPM-Kymmene Corporation Monitor

UPM-Kymmene Corporation Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0706
Company covered: 
UPM-Kymmene Corporation
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 11 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Underlying reasons for recognition of impairments disclosed.
Change
Change in presentation of cash flow statement to add separate line items for net cash flows from investment hedges and net cash flows from derivatives.
Pronouncements
Auditors report enhanced by inclusion of discussion of key audit matters in line with new auditing standard.
Pronouncements
Introduction of a discussion on new accounting standards in relation to revenue, financial instruments and leases.
New
Additional discussion on Alternative performance measures included.

WPP plc Monitor

WPP plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0703
Company covered: 
WPP plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 4 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
New
Audit report enhanced by inclusion of summary of audit approach.
Change
Disclosure of proposed changes in directors' remuneration policy.
Pronouncements
Description of transitional methods regarding new revenue standard.
Pronouncements
Un-quantified disclosure about the impact of impending new leasing standard.

Serco Group Plc Monitor

Serco Group Plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0611
Company covered: 
Serco Group Plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 27 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in accounting policy relating to the foreign exchange movements on investment and financing arrangements.
Restatement
Restatement of prior year comparative segment assets and liabilities.
Change
Goodwill on acquisition of business attributed to preventing disruption to service users.
Change
Deferred tax disclosures enhanced to show amounts in respect of “onerous contract provisions” separate from “other temporary differences”.

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.

Thomas Cook Group plc Monitor

Thomas Cook Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0607
Company covered: 
Thomas Cook Group plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2016
Report issued on 20 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure of changes to non-audit services policy as a result of new regulation.
Change
'Failure to develop diverse portfolio' and 'Brexit' identified as new principal risks.
Change
Detailed discussion of non-IFRS alternative performance measures added.
Pronouncements
Improved disclosures regarding new standards including IFRS 9 and IFRS 16.
Change
Additional disclosures added in respect of minority interest put and call option including misleading reference to a joint venture.
Change
Changes in directors remuneration policy disclosed in tandem with improved explanation of links to strategy.

Galliford Try plc Monitor

Galliford Try plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0606
Company covered: 
Galliford Try plc
Period End: 
30 June, 2016
Report issued on 13 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Change in land inventory recognition policy.
Change
Disclosure of insurance buy-in transaction in respect of defined benefit pension scheme.
Change
Risk disclosures enhanced by inclusion of risk heat map.
Change
Disclosure of principal risks regarding "over-reliance", "business management systems" and "business continuity" introduced.
Change
Analysis of financial instrument book values against fair values restated.

Carlsberg ASA Monitor

Carlsberg ASA Name Annual Report Year
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0602
Company covered: 
Carlsberg ASA
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 6 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Disclosure of changes in segment presentation and proposed changes in segmentation.
Change
Change in calculation of return on invested capital.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of expected impact of implementation of new revenue standard.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of impacts of new impending leasing standard introduced.
Pronouncements
Introduction of key audit matter in auditors’ report.

Sky plc Monitor

Sky plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0603
Company covered: 
Sky plc
Period End: 
3 July, 2016
Report issued on 06 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
"Brexit" identified within principal risk disclosures.
Change
Disclosure of non-compliance with the UK Corporate Governance Code.
Change
Disclosure of the introduction of clawback provisions in respect of directors remuneration.
Change
Disclosure of discontinued operations extended to include fair value gain on retained interest.
Change
Financial statements presented for 53 week period.
Pronouncements
Discussion of the impacts of new leasing and revenue standards.