Directors' remuneration

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.

Swisscom Ltd Monitor

Swisscom Ltd Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0405
Company covered: 
Swisscom Ltd
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 04 April 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure of key audit matters included in audit report.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure of the impacts of IFRS 15.
Restatement
Restatement of outstanding balances and transactions with related parties without explanation.
Change
Introduction of graphical disclosure in respect of director performance related salary components.

Brexit Disclosures in Listed Company Annual reports

The referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) has undoubtedly led to uncertainty for business and will potentially have far reaching impacts for companies from many different industries. This report, pulled together in March 2017, focuses on the information that companies have disclosed within their annual reports during the latter half of 2016. It sets out disclosures around risk as well as the disclosure of Brexit impacts which have already been felt and the resulting ramifications.

Victrex plc Monitor

Victrex plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0305
Company covered: 
Victrex plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2016
Report issued on 14 March 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Disclosure of estimates and judgements extended to include information in respect of provisions and contingencies.
Change
Disclosure of proposed changes to directors' remuneration policy.

British Land Company PLC Monitor

British Land Company PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0208
Company covered: 
British Land Company PLC
Period End: 
31 March, 2016
Report issued on 20 February 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in format of the income statement.
Change
Cash flow from acquisition of additional interest in subsidiary reclassified to financing activities from investing activities.
Change
Identification of new reportable segment.
Change
Disclosure of new input used for valuation of investment property.
Change
Change in presentation for calculation of leverage ratio and financial covenants applicable for unsecured debt.
Divergence
Disclosure of summarised financial information in respect of subsidiary with material non-controlling interests not fully in line with information suggested by IFRS.

BTG plc Monitor

BTG plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0108
Company covered: 
BTG plc
Period End: 
31 March, 2016
Report issued on 17 January 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in the remuneration policy sees potential total variable remuneration as percentage of salary fall.
Change
Clarity of principal risk disclosures enhanced by use of tabular format.
New
Explicit statement made that it is not practical to quantify new contingent liability in respect of government investigation.
Change
Auditors' identify contingent liability as new area of risk of material misstatement.
Change
Deferred tax information enhanced by disclosure of individual temporary difference income statement impacts.
New
Residual interest in intangible contractual right acquired.

Ashtead Group plc Monitor

Ashtead Group Plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0101
Company covered: 
Ashtead Group Plc
Period End: 
30 April, 2016
Report issued on 3 January 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Recognition of impairment loss in respect of customer lists.
Change
Impairment and amortisation of intangible assets identified as exceptional items.
Change
Disclosure of proposed revisions to directors’ remuneration policy.
Change
Developments in directors' remuneration charted against company performance.
Change
"Laws and regulations" identified as a new principal risk factor
Change
Viability statement added outlining operational viability for a period of three years.

United Utilities Group PLC Monitor

United Utilities Group PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/1206
Company covered: 
United Utilities Group PLC
Period End: 
31 March, 2016
Report issued on 12 December 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Reclassification of operating cost items results in restatement of comparatives.
New
Reconciliation of net debt disclosed.
Pronouncements
Brief disclosure on the probable impact of new lease standard introduced.
Change
Disclosure of calculation of the fair value of matching share awards to directors.

SSE plc Monitor

SSE plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2016/1107
Company covered: 
SSE plc
Period End: 
31 March, 2016
Report issued on 14 November 2016 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Sale of 49.9% equity share in subsidiary leads to recognition of minority interest and recognition of gain in reserves as there is no loss of control.
Change
Post balance sheet change in rights results in loss of control and reclassification of subsidiary as a joint ventures.
Change
Disclosures about changes in directors remuneration policy.
Change
Audit approach summary introduced to the audit report.
Change
Change in deprecation and related revenue recognition policy not fully explained.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of non-audit services policy in light of impending change in regulation.