Accounting policies

Yara International ASA Monitor

Yara International Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1109
Company covered: 
Yara International ASA
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 21 November 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure on expected impacts of impending new revenue standard.
New
Introduction of disclosure in relation to critical judgements.
New
Introduction of tabular presentation explaining future potential reversals of impairment.
Change
Cash flows linked to divested assets disclosed separately in the cash flow statement.
Change
Inclusion of contingent consideration within financial instruments disclosures.
Pronouncements
Detail explanation of amendments to standards that are not yet effective.

Glencore plc Monitor

Glencore plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1105
Company covered: 
Glencore plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 14 November 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Disposed business reflected as discontinued operation.
Change
Reclassification from property plant and equipment deferred mining costs to non-current inventory.
Pronouncements
Summarised non-quantified disclosure of the expected future impacts of new standards including IFRS 9, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16.
Change
Cash flows linked to long-term advances and loans reclassified to operating activities from investing activities.
Restatement
Restatement of the comparative figures for Level 2 "cross currency swaps" and "foreign currency and interest rate contracts".

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.

Booker group plc Monitor

Booker group plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1106
Company covered: 
Booker group plc
Period End: 
24 March, 2017
Report issued on 14 November 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Improved disclosures on new standards on Revenue from contracts with customers, financial instruments and leases.
Change
Disclosure of risks associated with defined benefit pension schemes.
New
Sensitivity analysis disclosed in respect of property provisions.
Change
Audit report enhanced by inclusion of overview section and diagrams in respect of audit scope and materiality.
Change
Cash flows linked to interest paid re-classified from operating activities to financing activities in the cash flow statement.

Ryanair Ltd Monitor

Ryanair Ltd Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1103
Company covered: 
Ryanair Ltd
Period End: 
31 March, 2017
Report issued on 07 November 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Additional disclosures on new impending standards on leases and revenue from contracts with customers.
Change
Cash flows linked to interest paid and interest received disclosed separately.
Change
Discussion of new principal risk factor added within the strategic report in relation to "Substantial dependence over discretionary air travel".

NEXT plc Monitor

NEXT plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1009
Company covered: 
NEXT plc
Period End: 
28 January, 2017
Report issued on 24 October 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure of future impending impacts of new revenue, financial instruments, and leases standards.
Change
Defined benefit pension disclosures enhanced to include analysis of the expense recognised in other comprehensive income.
Change
Disclosure of defined benefit pension valuation assumptions and related sensitivity analysis extended.
Change
Principal risk disclosures enhanced to consider the possible impacts of Brexit.
Change
Disclosure of proposed changes in directors' remuneration policy.
Change
Enhancement of auditors’ report by inclusion of tabular presentation explaining audit scope.

Intertek Group Plc Monitor

Intertek Group Plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1008
Company covered: 
Intertek Group Plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 17 October 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Cash pooling arrangement balances presented gross following IFRIC Agenda decision.
Restatement
Segment reporting restated following a change in basis of monitoring performance.
Restatement
Restatement of deferred share awards under long-term incentive plan in order to correct error.
Change
Auditors identify “presentation and valuation of acquisitions” as a new area of audit focus.
Change
Disclosure of new principal risk factors in respect of “customer service” and “Facilities”.
New
Introduction of tabular analysis of net debt.

Babcock International Group Monitor

Babcock International Group Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1006
Company covered: 
Babcock International Group
Period End: 
31 March, 2017
Report issued on 10 October 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Cash outflow on acquisition of non-controlling interest reflected within financing section of the cash flow statement
Change
Goodwill on business acquisition attributed to market position and the value of the workforce.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure on the future impacts of IFRS 15 and IFRS 16.
Change
Impairment review leads to goodwill write-down.

Meggitt plc Monitor

Meggitt plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0910
Company covered: 
Meggitt plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 26 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Provisional fair values finalised in respect of prior year business acquisitions.
New
Business disposed not identified as discontinued operation as it did not represent a major line of business or separate geographical location.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of additional information in relation to the future impacts of IFRS 15 “Revenue from contract with customers” including some quantification.
Change
Disclosure of "business interruption" as a separate area of principal risk.

Prudential plc Monitor

Prudential plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0912
Company covered: 
Prudential plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 26 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Narrative disclosure of impacts of new standards not yet adopted includes IFRS 16 "Leases" and amendments to IFRS 4 "Insurance contracts" and IAS 12 "Income taxes"
Change
Format of statement of financial position altered by exclusion of sub-totals and headings.
Change
Disclosure of critical accounting policies, estimates and judgements enhanced by use of a tabular format.
Change
Provision recognised in respect of sale of annuities following agreement with Financial Conduct Authority.
Change
Disclosure of relationship between tax expense and accounting profit enhanced by inclusion of additional narrative explanation in addition to the presentation of a reconciliation.
Change
Accruals and deferred income included in financial liability contractual maturity analysis.