Employee benefits

SIG PLC Monitor

SIG PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1203
Company covered: 
SIG PLC
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 05 December 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Recognition of business disposal impairments.
Change
Recognition of goodwill impairments linked to market and macroeconomic uncertainty.
Change
Change in accounting policy in relation to cash pooling arrangements.
Pronouncements
Enhanced disclosure in respect of the future impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 15 and IFRS 16.
Change
Added disclosure in respect of non-IFRS alternative performance measures.
Change
Loss recognised on closure of pension scheme to future accrual.

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.

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.

Ultra Electronics Holdings plc Monitor

Ultra Electronics Holdings plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/1007
Company covered: 
Ultra Electronics Holdings plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 17 October 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Business disposal loss highlighted in a separate line on the face of the income statement.
Change
Cash inflow on partial disposal of a subsidiary reflected as a financing cash flow.
Change
Recognition of defined benefit pension gain on closure of scheme to future accrual.
Change
Qualitative disclosure as to the future impacts of IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers".
Change
Presentation of audit report enhanced by inclusion of a summary of the audit approach and diagrams in respect of materiality and audit scope.
Change
Clear presentation of changes in long-term incentive plan terms.

Schroders plc Monitor

Schroders plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0905
Company covered: 
Schroders plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 08 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Disclosure of key risks split into 4 risk categories including new strategic risk category.
New
Brexit and the impact of Global terrorism identified as two key threats to overall risk profile.
Change
Presentation of deferred tax enhanced to show amounts separately for individual temporary differences.
Change
Detailed explanation of what goodwill acquired in business combination represents.
Divergence
Aggregate disclosure of revenue and profit contribution of multiple businesses acquired rather than separate disclosure.
Change
Auditors identify acquisition accounting as an area of audit focus.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. Monitor

Koninklijke Philips N.V. Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0812
Company covered: 
Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 22 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Reclassification of all net defined-benefit post-employment plan obligations under long-term provisions.
Change
Cash flow from sale of non-controlling interest in previously wholly owned subsidiary reflected as arising from financing activities.
Restatement
Reporting segment information restated following a change in organisational structure.
Change
Change in reporting segment profit measure.
Pronouncements
Detailed un-quantified disclosure of future impacts of new revenue standard.
Pronouncements
Un-quantified disclosure of the future impact of new financial instruments standard.

GlaxoSmithKline plc Monitor

GlaxoSmithKline plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0811
Company covered: 
GlaxoSmithKline plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 22 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Change in composition of reporting segments linked to restructuring of the business.
Change
Identification of new areas of audit focus in relation to "Acquisition-related liabilities" and "Finance transformation".
Pronouncements
Disclosure of proposed changes in non-audit services policy in line with Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC’s) revised Ethical Standards and new EU Audit Regulation.
Pronouncements
IFRIC interpretation leads to change in presentation in respect of cash pooling arrangements.
Restatement
Analysis of defined benefit scheme assets and obligations restated to exclude defined contribution plan amounts.

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC Monitor

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0806
Company covered: 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Period End: 
30 September, 2016
Report issued on 08 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Segment reporting restated following implementation of new business strategy.
Change
Mutli-employer pension scheme accounted for as a defined benefit scheme for the first time.
Change
Auditors report extended by inclusion of disclosure of new areas of audit focus.
Change
Method of valuation disclosed in relation to business held for sale.
Change
Extended analysis of deferred income

Britvic plc Monitor

Britvic plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0803
Company covered: 
Britvic plc
Period End: 
02 October, 2016
Report issued on 1 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in fair value of deferred consideration between acquisition date and the year end.
Change
Past service credit and curtailment gain recognised in relation to defined benefit pension scheme.
Change
Principal risk disclosures enhanced by linkage to strategic priorities
Change
Detailed description of audit tender process.
Pronouncements
Change in the non-audit service fees policy on account of new pronouncement.
Change
Assets under construction disclosed separately within property plant and equipment note.

Compass Group PLC Monitor

Compass Group PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0701
Company covered: 
Compass Group PLC
Period End: 
30 September, 2016
Report issued on 4 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Discussion of corporate social responsibility framed in terms of UN set sustainable development goals.
Change
Disclosures added on evaluation of board performance by external independent party.
Change
Directors remuneration report enhanced by inclusion of remuneration summary.
Change
Greater clarity given in respect of description of provision class.
Restatement
Reporting segments restated following a change in management structure.