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Prudential plc Monitor

Prudential plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0912
Company covered: 
Prudential plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 26 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Narrative disclosure of impacts of new standards not yet adopted includes IFRS 16 "Leases" and amendments to IFRS 4 "Insurance contracts" and IAS 12 "Income taxes"
Change
Format of statement of financial position altered by exclusion of sub-totals and headings.
Change
Disclosure of critical accounting policies, estimates and judgements enhanced by use of a tabular format.
Change
Provision recognised in respect of sale of annuities following agreement with Financial Conduct Authority.
Change
Disclosure of relationship between tax expense and accounting profit enhanced by inclusion of additional narrative explanation in addition to the presentation of a reconciliation.
Change
Accruals and deferred income included in financial liability contractual maturity analysis.

SEGRO plc Monitor

SEGRO plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0906
Company covered: 
SEGRO plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 08 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Graph added to directors remuneration report showing potential remuneration under multiple performance scenarios.
Change
Share premium recognised in relation to shares issued under equity placing.
Pronouncements
Introduction of detailed discussion of future impacts of new standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers" and IFRS 16 "Leases" plus amendments to IAS 12 "Income taxes".
New
Table showing non-executive directors shareholding introduced to directors remuneration report.
Change
Risk disclosures enhanced by introduction of a risk heat map diagram.
Change
Summarised income statement and balance sheet information disclosed for newly formed joint venture.

Schroders plc Monitor

Schroders plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0905
Company covered: 
Schroders plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 08 September 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Disclosure of key risks split into 4 risk categories including new strategic risk category.
New
Brexit and the impact of Global terrorism identified as two key threats to overall risk profile.
Change
Presentation of deferred tax enhanced to show amounts separately for individual temporary differences.
Change
Detailed explanation of what goodwill acquired in business combination represents.
Divergence
Aggregate disclosure of revenue and profit contribution of multiple businesses acquired rather than separate disclosure.
Change
Auditors identify acquisition accounting as an area of audit focus.

Grainger plc Monitor

Grainger plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0809
Company covered: 
Grainger plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2016
Report issued on 15 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Businesses disposed of reflected as discontinued operations
Change
Movements in investment in joint venture no longer disclosed separately for net assets and loans.
Divergence
No presentation of reconciliations of movements in property, plant & equipment, intangible assets and provisions.
Change
Disclosure of significant accounting policies in each individual relevant note.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of change in non-audit services policy in line with FRC guidance
Change
Directors’ remuneration policy revised to align with strategic goals.

Provident Financial plc Monitor

Provident Financial plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0804
Company covered: 
Provident Financial plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 08 August 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Non-quantified impact disclosures in respect of IFRS 9 make reference to change in impairment method.
Change
Principal risk disclosures extended by inclusion of discussion of new risk factors.
Restatement
Restatement of amount of other receivables and prepayments & accrued income.

Aviva plc Monitor

Aviva plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0712
Company covered: 
Aviva plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 25 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Prior period correction recognised in respect of management charge rebates.
Pronouncements
Disclosure as per Solvency II capital adequacy regulation added on adoption.
Change
Enhancement of risk disclosure by inclusion of tabular presentation for risk preferences.
New
Introduction of a table showing principal risk trends.

Standard Life plc Monitor

Standard Life plc Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0710
Company covered: 
Standard Life plc
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 25 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
New class of provisions raised in respect of liability linked to enhanced annuities.
Change
Business acquisition results in bargain purchase gain.
Change
Tabular presentation of principal risk factors extended to include two new risks in respect of Investment performance’ and ‘strategic transition and delivery.
Pronouncements
Capital management disclosures enhanced by inclusion of statement of compliance with the Solvency II regulatory regime.

Metro Bank PLC Monitor

Metro Bank PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0711
Company covered: 
Metro Bank PLC
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 25 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Management review includes extended disclosure of risk factors and risk management.
New
Introduction of directors’ remuneration report to the annual report.
Change
Audit report enhanced by inclusion of new sections on audit approach, scope of audit and areas of audit focus, materiality and going concern.
Pronouncements
Capital management disclosures enhanced by introduction of country by country reporting in line with new capital reporting requirements.

The Paragon Group Companies PLC Monitor

The Paragon Group Companies PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0704
Company covered: 
The Paragon Group Companies PLC
Period End: 
30 September, 2016
Report issued on 11 July 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Statement of changes in equity shows separately reconciliation of movements for each component of equity including comprehensive income and transaction with owner elements.
Change
A sensitivity analysis is added to the disclosure of critical accounting estimates.
New
Qualitative factors underlying goodwill recognised during the year explained.
Change
Presentation of auditors' report enhanced by inclusion of graphical presentation in respect of materiality.
Change
Auditors identify new areas of risk of material misstatement in respect of "Interest payable on asset backed loan notes" and "recoverability of goodwill".
Pronouncements
New principal risk factors added to tabular disclosure including capital risk linked to Basel Committee proposals.

Savills PLC Monitor

Savills PLC Annual Report 2016
CR Monitor Issue: 
2017/0610
Company covered: 
Savills PLC
Period End: 
31 December, 2016
Report issued on 27 June 2017 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Additional goodwill recognised on finalisation of provisional acquisition fair values.
Change
Earn-out linked to business acquisitions accounted for separately.
Change
De-recognition of non-controlling interest on acquisition of remaining stake.