Taxation

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc Monitor

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0604
Company covered: 
Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 13 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
New
Introduction of a new note to the financial statements on “Alternative Performance Measures”.
Change
Proposed changes to directors remuneration policy outlined
Change
Measure of profit used in reconciliation of accounting profit to tax expense altered.

Unite Group plc Monitor

Unite Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0601
Company covered: 
Unite Group plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 6 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Reversal of deferred tax liability following decision to convert into a Real Estate Investment Trust.
New
Brexit identified as principal risk.
Change
Separate disclosures of tax for each line item of other comprehensive income.

Diageo plc Monitor

Diageo plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/0515
Company covered: 
Diageo plc
Period End: 
30 June, 2016
Report issued on 30 December 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Risks of material misstatement now described as areas of audit focus.
Change
Tabular disclosure of principal risks extended to include new risk factors in respect of International tax and Data privacy.
Change
Presentation of reconciliation of accounting profit to tax expense enhanced through extra dis-aggregation.
Change
Tabular presentation of sensitivity of carrying value of CGU’s to changes in key assumptions.
Change
Change in accounting policy in respect of cash pooling balances in line with IFRIC guidance.

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.