Barclays

Disclosure of the impacts of IFRS 16 "Leases"

IFRS 16 “Leases” will fundamentally change accounting by lessees as it requires assets previously off balance sheet under operating lease arrangements to be brought on balance sheet as is currently the case for finance leased assets. As a result on application companies will recognise both additional assets and additional liabilities. Consequently there will also be knock on effects in the income statement as operating lease charges are replaced by a depreciation charge and a finance expense. This report analyses the financial statements of a range of companies to firstly establish whether there has been any early adoption and secondly to establish what companies are disclosing in respect of IFRS 16 and its future impacts.

Operating Lease disclosures under IFRS

This report sets out our findings in respect of a review of the operating lease disclosures when acting as lessee of 35 companies listed on the London stock exchange. We consider a number of points including the disclosure, as currently governed under IFRS by IAS 17 “Leases”, of total future minimum lease payments focusing on the assets identified and the time periods presented; disclosure of minimum sublease payments expected to be received; disclosure of lease and sublease payments recognised in the period; and disclosure of the general terms of significant leasing arrangements including contingent rent payable basis, the existence and terms of renewal or purchase options and escalation clauses and restrictions imposed by lease arrangements such as those concerning dividends, additional debt and further leasing. 

Financial instruments - Barclays plc

Period End: 
31 December 2014
Period End Date: 
2014-12-31
Listing Status: 
FTSE 100, S&P Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
8355 Banks
Auditor: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Financial instruments - Barclays plc

Period End: 
31 December 2014
Period End Date: 
2014-12-31
Listing Status: 
FTSE 100, S&P Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
8355 Banks
Auditor: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Financial instruments - Barclays plc

Period End: 
31 December 2014
Period End Date: 
2014-12-31
Listing Status: 
FTSE 100, S&P Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
8355 Banks
Auditor: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Provisions - Barclays plc

Period End: 
31 December 2011
Period End Date: 
2011-12-31
Listing Status: 
FTSE 100, S&P Europe 350
ICB Industry Classification: 
8355 Banks
Auditor: 
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Eurozone: risk disclosures

This report focuses on companies’ disclosures of risks specifically considering information presented relating to the ramifications of the ongoing financial problems faced by the Eurozone as a whole and of a number of individual states within. This report focuses on the nature of the risks arising and the format of company disclosures.