Taxation

Smith & Nephew plc Monitor

Smith & Nephew plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0509
Company covered: 
Smith & Nephew plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 15 May 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Format of reconciliation showing relationship between tax expense and accounting profit altered.
Change
Proposed changes in remuneration policy including introduction of new performance measure and shareholding requirements.

Beazley plc Monitor

Beazley plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0506
Company covered: 
Beazley plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 31 March 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Application of reverse acquisition accounting principles when establishing new holding company.
Change
Presentation of the auditors’ report enhanced by the introducing of an overview and graphical representations.
Change
Format of reconciliation showing relationship between tax expense and accounting profit altered.

BT Group plc Monitor

BT Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0403
Company covered: 
BT Group plc
Period End: 
31 March, 2016
Report issued on 04 April 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Business combination disclosures include detailed goodwill explanation and fair value information.
Change
New mobile reporting segment identified following business combination.
Change
Commissions paid to dealers identified as an area of audit focus.
Change
Disclosure of critical accounting estimates and judgements extended.
Pronouncements
Detailed disclosure on the future impacts of IFRS 15.
Change
Extended disclosure of inventory information including disaggregation.

QinetiQ Group plc Monitor

QinetiQ Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0209
Company covered: 
QinetiQ Group plc
Period End: 
31 March, 2016
Report issued on 20 February 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Explanation of transitional methods in respect of new revenue standard.
Change
Change in policy in respect of research and development tax credit.
Change
Auditors identify other payables, provisions and contingent liabilities as an area of risk of material misstatement.
Change
‘Business transformation’ identified as a principal risk.

Informa PLC Monitor

Informa PLC Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/1208
Company covered: 
Informa PLC
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 19 December 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Finalisation of provisional acquisition accounting results in recognition of separate intangible assets.
New
Risk management framework disclosed.
Change
Operating profit/loss before and after share of results of joint venture disclosed separately on the face of the income statement.
Restatement
Cash flow statement restated following the reclassification of borrowing fees paid from operating activities to financing activities.
Change
Additional disclosure of intangible asset useful lives and capitalisation criteria of product development expenditure.
Change
Current tax charge analysed by geographic location.

Ophir Energy plc Monitor

Ophir Energy plc Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/1207
Company covered: 
Ophir Energy plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 19 December 2016 covered the following practice issues:
New
Disclosure on business combinations including fair values of net assets acquired.
New
Computation of Gross profit reflected in the income statement for the first time this year following business combination.
Inconsistent
Summarised joint venture information disclosed not fully in line with IFRS.
New
Impairment recognised in relation to newly acquired oil and gas properties.
New
Capital instrument disclosures extended to reflect information on interest bearing bank loans and bonds.
Change
Financial instrument disclosures extended to include information on contractual maturities of non-derivative financial liabilities.

FirstGroup plc Monitor

FirstGroup plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/1012
Company covered: 
FirstGroup plc
Period End: 
31 March, 2016
Report issued on 24 October 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Recognition of past service gain following changes in employee benefit schemes.
New
Disclosure of post balance sheet events.
Change
Disclosure of tax expense components.

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.

St. James’s Place plc Monitor

St. James’s Place plc Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016\0806
Company covered: 
St. James’s Place plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 23 August 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure as per Solvency II capital adequacy Directive added on adoption.
Change
Disclosure of unobservable inputs used in valuing investment properties added.
Change
Areas of focus added to audit committee report.
Change
New measure of segmental income reviewed by chief operating decision maker.
Change
Expected utilisation or crystallisation dates disclosed for deferred tax assets and liabilities.
Restatement
Lease commitments restated to show total future minimum lease payments.

Senior plc Monitor

Senior plc Annual Report 2015
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/0702
Company covered: 
Senior plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2015
Report issued on 26 July 2016 covered the following practice issues:
New
Business unit classified as held for sale following the signing a sale agreement.
New
Two non-quantified contigencies are disclosed.
Change
Separate line item introduced for current tax recievables on the face of the balance sheet.
Change
Extended disclosure of goodwill impairment test long-term growth rate assumptions.
Change
Intangible asset category "Intangible assets from acquisition" includes customer relationships previously presented separately.
New
Introduction of a new vision for sustainability.