The Board discussed the status of the Management Commentary project. The staff noted that the final document would not be binding (i.e. it will not be a Standard) and suggested to call it IFRS Practice Statement: Management Commentary. Accordingly, an entity will not be required to comply with the final document to be able to assert compliance with IFRSs. The Board agreed.
The staff noted that the final document will not be substantially different from the exposure draft published last year — and asked the Board for permission to begin their ballot process. Subject to drafting suggestions and balloting process the final document is expected to be published at the end of October this year.