Additional non-financial information

Pernod ricard SA Monitor

Pernod ricard SA Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0309
Company covered: 
Pernod Ricard SA
Period End: 
30 June, 2018
Report issued on 12 March 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Presentation of a reconciliation of movements in liabilities arising from financing activities following adoption of an amendment to IAS 7 "Statement of cash flows".
Change
Tax changes recognised following changes in the US and France.
Pronouncements
New disclosure in respect of the impact of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers” and IFRS 16 “leases”.

UK Corporate Governance Code

Corporate governance has faced immense scrutiny recently following the high-profile collapses of BHS in 2016 and Carillion in January 2018, with MPs, the media and the public blaming the actions of the directors and auditors and all asking the same question… where was the board?

MPs, shareholders and the public have also been asking how effective the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Corporate Governance Code has been in deterring poor corporate governance at the UK’s largest companies, following a raft of corporate failures. In July 2018 the FRC released a new UK Corporate Governance Code, (the Code) for listed companies in the UK. It also issued an update on its Guidance on Board Effectiveness. The Code is applicable to all companies with a premium listing, whether incorporated in the UK or elsewhere.

The new Code applies to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019, so with that in mind, this Common Practices report looks at how companies have been reporting on the current Code. We look at some good examples of reporting and look at the “explanations” made regarding compliance with the Code. We also discuss what’s new in the 2018 Code to enable readers to prepare for the upcoming changes.

The annual reports of 25 UK listed companies with year-ends between 31 December 2017 and 30 September 2018 were selected at random for review, across a range of industries. The full list of sample companies detailing company name, period end, auditor and industry classification can be found at the end of this report.

Vodafone Group Plc Monitor

Vodafone Group Plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0904
Company covered: 
Vodafone Group Plc
Period End: 
31 March, 2018
Report issued on 03 September 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure regarding the impacts of IFRS 9 "Financial instruments" and IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers".
Change
Disclosure of valuation information in respect of discontinued operation classified as held for sale.
Change
Extended disclosure of key performance indicators.
Change
Presentation of a reconciliation of movements in liabilities arising from financing activities.
Change
Separate sections included in audit report outlining director and auditor responsibilities.

Chemring Group plc Monitor

Chemring Group plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0507
Company covered: 
Chemring Group plc
Period End: 
31 October, 2017
Report issued on 08 May 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Early adoption of IFRS 15 "Revenue from Contracts with Customers'.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the expected impacts of IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Change in the presentation of cash flow from operating activities.
Change
Discussion of key audit matters included in audit report.
Change
Auditors identify adoption of IFRS 15 as a key audit matter.
Change
Extended disclosure of non-IFRS performance measures.

SGS SA Monitor

SGS SA Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0404
Company covered: 
SGS SA
Period End: 
31 December,2017
Report issued on 4 April 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure of future impacts of new standards including quantification in respect of IFRS 9 "Financial instruments".
Change
Extended risk disclosures
New
Tabular disclosure in respect of sustainable development.

Vedanta Resources plc Monitor

Vedanta Resources plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0312
Company covered: 
Vedanta Resources plc
Period End: 
31 March, 2017
Report issued on 20 March 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Internal restructuring leads to reduction in subsidiary percentage shareholding.
Pronouncements
Disclosure on new standards and amendments to existing standards that are not yet adopted.
Change
Auditors report presentation enhanced including inclusion of overview section.
New
Sustainability report disclosures enhanced by inclusion of materiality matrix.
Change
Alternative performance measures section added to annual report.
Change
Increase in decommissioning provision linked to change in prior year discount rate.

Novo Nordisk A/S Monitor

Novo Nordisk A/S Annual Report Year
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0307
Company covered: 
Novo Nordisk A/S
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 13 March 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of new accounting standards issued but not yet effective including IFRS 9, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16.
Change
Structure of geographic segment information altered.
Change
Additional disclosure in respect of research and development milestone payments
New
Disclosure of social accounting policies extended.

Tate & Lyle PLC Monitor

Tate & Lyle PLC Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0305
Company covered: 
Tate & Lyle PLC
Period End: 
31 March, 2017
Report issued on 13 March 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Exceptional impairment charge recognised in respect of business disposal.
Restatement
Finalisation of business combination asset values results in recognition of additional goodwill.
Change
Recognition of pension settlement gain.
Change
Deferred tax credit recognised in respect of tax losses.
Change
Goodwill impairment linked to lower growth expectations.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the future impacts of new accounting standards.

Shaftesbury plc Monitor

Shaftesbury plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0301
Company covered: 
Shaftesbury plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2017
Report issued on 06 March 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Profit on disposal of investment properties presented on the face of the income statement.
Change
New alternative performance measures section added to the annual report.
Pronouncements
Summarised disclosure of future impacts of new standards including quantification in respect of IFRS 16.
Restatement
Cash flow statement re-classification without full explanation.

Whitbread PLC Monitor

Whitbread PLC Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0210
Company covered: 
Whitbread PLC
Period End: 
2 March, 2017
Report issued on 27 February 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Recognition of impairments in relation to assets reclassified as held for sale.
Change
Audit report enhanced by inclusion of a summary of audit approach section and diagrams and tables in respect of audit materiality and scope.
Change
Tabular disclosure of principal risks extended to include discussion of two new risk factors.
Change
Discussion of Key Performance Indicators extended by inclusion of disclosure on new indicators.