Risk disclosures

Sodexo SA Monitor

Sodexo SA Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0413
Company covered: 
Sodexo SA
Period End: 
31 August, 2018
Report issued on 16 April 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Change in presentation of income statement due to new ‘underlying operating profit’ measure.
Pronouncements
Additional disclosure on the impact of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers and IFRS 16 Leases.
Change
Additional disclosures made in respect of a business acquired during the year.
Change
Additional disclosure on changes in shareholders ownership as required by the company’s by-laws.
Change
Consumer expectation is disclosed as a new risk in the risk management report.
Change
More details on the calculation of discount rates used in impairment testing have been provided.

McCarthy & Stone Plc Monitor

McCarthy & Stone Plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0411
Company covered: 
McCarthy & Stone Plc
Period End: 
31 August, 2018
Report issued on 16 April 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Prior year comparative cash flow statement restated following an enquiry by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).
Pronouncements
Added disclosure as to the expected future impact of adopting IFRS 9 Financial Instruments
Pronouncements
Added disclosure as to the expected future impact of adopting IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers"
Change
Extended disclosure in respect of alternative performance measures.
Change
Disclosure of a sensitivity analysis in relation to the assumptions applied when assessing goodwill for impairment.

Siemens AG Monitor

Siemens AG Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0410
Company covered: 
Siemens AG
Period End: 
30 September, 2018
Report issued on 9 April 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure as to the expected future impacts of adopting IFRS 9 Financial instruments and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Pronouncements
Early adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers.
Change
October 2018 business acquisition disclosed as a post balance sheet event.
Change
Changes in deferred tax disclosure, including identification of the impact of the US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which cut the US income tax rate from 35% to 21%.
Change
Extension of risk disclosures including the identification of ‘Restructuring’ as a new material strategic risk factor.
Change
Presentation of a reconciliation showing movements in liabilities arising from financing activities.

UDG Healthcare plc Monitor

UDG Healthcare plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0311
Company covered: 
UDG Healthcare plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2018
Report issued on 19 March 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Exceptional items highlighted within a separate column on the face of the income statement.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the expected future impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers", and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Deferred tax changes recognised following changes to US tax legislation.
Change
Recognition of a significant goodwill impairment.
Pronouncements
Presentation of a reconciliation of movements in liabilities arising from financing activities following adoption of an amendment to IAS 7 "Statement of cash flows".
Change
Detailed disclosure in respect of business disposal.

Euromoney Institutional Investor plc Monitor

Euromoney Institutional Investor plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0314
Company covered: 
Euromoney Institutional Investor plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2018
Report issued on 19 March 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Additional disclosure in respect of the impact of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 “Financial instruments”, IFRS 15 “Revenue from contracts with customers” and IFRS 16 “leases”.
Change
Detailed discussion on the new key audit matter added in the auditor’s report.
Restatement
Change in methodology for allocation of corporate cost along with restatement of comparative figures.
Change
Deferred tax changes recognised following changes to US tax legislation.
Pronouncements
Presentation of a reconciliation of movements in liabilities arising from financing activities following adoption of an amendment to IAS 7 "Statement of cash flows".
Change
Extended disclosure in respect of contingent liabilities.

Brexit Disclosures

As the Brexit uncertainty continues, we look at how Brexit has been disclosed in a sample of FTSE 350 annual report and accounts.

As things currently stand, ‘exit day’ is still scheduled to be on 29 March 2019, although the likelihood of this date slipping appears to be increasing. The Government has issued the statutory instrument (SI 2019/145), Accounts and Reports (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, which effectively cuts the UK’s ties with the EEA (European Economic Area). The changes proposed will be made to the Companies Act 2006 and secondary legislation, making EEA states third countries under UK law. The Government has also issued another SI The Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors(Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 dealing with statutory auditors and third country auditors. 

The Government has issued a number of additional pieces of guidance on how companies should operate in the event of a no-deal Brexit occurring on 29 March, on topics ranging from competition, insolvency and intellectual property, to the recognition of professional qualifications.

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have published letters for auditors and accountants to share information in case there is no deal for leaving the EU by Friday 29 March 2019.

It remains to be seen when these changes will actually come into force, and if further discussions with the European Union will change proposals that have been made. Needless to say our technical team will follow developments closely and ensure legislation and commentaries on the Croner-i Tax and Accounting platform are updated as soon as possible.

Ashtead Group plc Monitor

Ashtead Group plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0215
Company covered: 
Ashtead Group plc
Period End: 
30 April, 2018
Report issued on 26 February 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the expected future impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments".
Restatement
Change in segmental reporting structure with restatement of comparative information.
Change
Deferred tax changes recognised following changes to US tax legislation.
Restatement
Change in allocation of goodwill to cash generating units.
Change
Extended disclosure in respect of contingent liabilities.
New
Disclosure of level of fair value hierarchy for each non-derivative financial asset or liability and key inputs employed in the valuation of Level 3 financial instruments.

Marston's plc Monitor

Marston's plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0207
Company covered: 
Marston's plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2018
Report issued on 19 February 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the expected future impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers", and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Restatement
Change in segmental reporting structure with restatement of comparative information.
Change
Recognition of significant impairment.
Change
Reclassification of certain properties from Level 2 to Level 3 of fair value hierarchy.
Pronouncements
Presentation of a reconciliation of movements in liabilities arising from financing activities following adoption of an amendment to IAS 7 "Statement of cash flows".
Change
Extended disclosure of principal risks including identification of Brexit as a new risk factor.

Brewin Dolphin Holdings plc Monitor

Brewin Dolphin Holdings plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0208
Company covered: 
Brewin Dolphin Holdings plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2018
Report issued on 19 February 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the expected future impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers", and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Restatement
Separate presentation of current and non-current liabilities within statement of financial position.
Change
Extension of principal risk disclosures following the presentation of risk heat map.

Softcat plc Monitor

Softcat plc Annual Report 2018
CR Monitor Issue: 
2019/0201
Company covered: 
Softcat plc
Period End: 
31 July, 2018
Report issued on 12 February 2019 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of the expected impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers", and IFRS 9 "Financial instruments".
Change
Reclassification of amount from ‘reserve for own shares’ to ‘retained earnings’ within statement of changes in equity.
Change
Added disclosure in respect of alternative performance measures following a review by the FRC.
Change
Extended disclosure of principal risks including identification of Brexit and other Macro Economic risk factors as a new principal risk.