Directors' remuneration

Novozymes A/S Monitor

Novozymes A/S Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0709
Company covered: 
Novozymes A/S
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 18 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Introduction of new section "key audit matters" in auditors' report as a result of chnage in audit standards.
Change
Allocation of goodwill to cash generating units for impairment test purposes changed.
Change
Breakdown of key management remuneration includes "severance costs"
Change
New principal risk factor added in respect of "Delay of BioAg commercialisation"
Pronouncements
Extended discussion on the impacts of new standards including IFRS 9 and IFRS 16.
Change
Goodwill on acquisition of business attributed to synergy benefits.

The Sage Group plc Monitor

The Sage Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0707
Company covered: 
The Sage Group plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2016
Report issued on 17 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Designation as "Exceptional (non-recurring) items" identified as a significant accounting and reporting matter in corporate governance report.
Change
'Changes in finance systems and processes' identified as a risk of material misstatement by auditors.
Pronouncements
Un-quantified disclosure added regarding impact of impending revenue recognition standard.
Change
Newly acquired 20.7% holding in investment accounted for as an associate using the equity method.
New
Flowchart added to directors remuneration report showing amended conditions attached to performance share plan.
New
Directors remuneration report enhanced by inclusion of remuneration at a glance section.

WPP plc Monitor

WPP plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0703
Company covered: 
WPP plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 4 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
New
Audit report enhanced by inclusion of summary of audit approach.
Change
Disclosure of proposed changes in directors' remuneration policy.
Pronouncements
Description of transitional methods regarding new revenue standard.
Pronouncements
Un-quantified disclosure about the impact of impending new leasing standard.

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.

Ocado Group plc Monitor

Ocado Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0612
Company covered: 
Ocado Group plc
Period End: 
27 November, 2016
Report issued on 27 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Restatement of statement of other comprehensive income brings presentation into line with IFRS.
New
Disclosure of the external-audit tender process.
Change
Tabular disclosure of principal risks extended to identify Brexit as a new principal risk factor.
Change
Disclosure of proposed changes in remuneration policy and the rationale behind the changes.

Spectris plc Monitor

Spectris plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0609
Company covered: 
Spectris plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 20 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Disclosure in respect of cash generating unit goodwill impairments including the relevant reporting segment.
New
Disclosure of proposed changes in directors’ remuneration policy.
Change
Principal risk disclosures enhanced to show risk appetite for each risk factor.
Change
Enhanced clarity of disclosure in respect of adjusted performance measures.

Thomas Cook Group plc Monitor

Thomas Cook Group plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0607
Company covered: 
Thomas Cook Group plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2016
Report issued on 20 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure of changes to non-audit services policy as a result of new regulation.
Change
'Failure to develop diverse portfolio' and 'Brexit' identified as new principal risks.
Change
Detailed discussion of non-IFRS alternative performance measures added.
Pronouncements
Improved disclosures regarding new standards including IFRS 9 and IFRS 16.
Change
Additional disclosures added in respect of minority interest put and call option including misleading reference to a joint venture.
Change
Changes in directors remuneration policy disclosed in tandem with improved explanation of links to strategy.

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.

Hays plc Monitor

Hays plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0511
Company covered: 
Hays plc
Period End: 
30 June, 2016
Report issued on 23 May 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Derivative financial asset reflected separately on the face of the statement of financial position at fair value.
Change
Recognition of settlement charge in respect of defined benefit pension plan.
Change
Enhanced risk disclosures include discussion on risk appetite, risk attributes and three lines of defence model.
Change
Remuneration disclosures enhanced by inclusion of employee information.

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.