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IFRS 16 resources

IFRS 16 Leases has been published and is effective for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019.  The FRC expects companies to apply this new standard properly and provide sufficient specific disclosure of the impact including key judgements made and clear communication of the transition methods adopted. It has published a thematic review to help companies with disclosures in this area.    

This page includes all of our resources on IFRS 16 to help preparers for the forthcoming reporting season.  It includes links to:

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IFRS 16 resources

EFRAG endorsement status report 6 July 2020

06 Jul 2020

The endorsement status report has been updated to reflect that the Accounting Regulatory Committee (ARC) has voted in favour of 'Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions (Amendments to IFRS 16)'.

Need to know — IASB finalises amendment to IFRS 16 'Leases' regarding COVID-19-related rent concessions

04 Jun 2020

This Need to know addresses the amendment to IFRS 16 'Leases' published by the IASB in May 2020, titled 'Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions'. This is an update of our earlier Need to know on the Exposure Draft.

EFRAG endorsement status report 3 June 2020

03 Jun 2020

The endorsement status report has been updated to reflect that the IASB issued 'Reference to the Conceptual Framework', 'Property, Plant and Equipment — Proceeds before Intended Use', 'Onerous Contracts — Cost of Fulfilling a Contract', and 'Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2018–2020' on 14 May 2020, that the IASB issued 'Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions' on 28 May, and that EFRAG published final endorsement advice on 'Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions' on 2 June 2020.

EFRAG moves quickly on endorsement advice on IFRS 16 amendment

03 Jun 2020

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has issued final endorsement advice for 'Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions (Amendment to IFRS 16)' not even a week after the amendment was issued by the IASB.

ICAEW to host an IFRS update webinar

02 Jun 2020

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) will be hosting a webinar on latest developments in IFRS Standards.

IASB finalises amendment to IFRS 16 regarding COVID-19-related rent concessions

28 May 2020

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published 'Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions (Amendment to IFRS 16)' amending the standard to provide lessees with an exemption from assessing whether a COVID-19-related rent concession is a lease modification. Concurrently, the IASB also published a proposed Taxonomy Update to reflect this amendment.

We comment on the IASB's proposed amendments as a result of the second phase of its project on the IBOR reform

25 May 2020

We have commented on IASB exposure draft ED/2020/1 'Interest Rate Benchmark Reform — Phase 2 (Proposed amendments to IFRS 9, IAS 39, IFRS 7, IFRS 4 and IFRS 16)', which was published by the IASB on 9 April 2020.

Deloitte comment letter on the IASB's proposed amendments as a result of the second phase of its project on the IBOR reform

25 May 2020

We are largely supportive of the amendments. In particular, we support the key changes that ensure that entities that apply hedge accounting will continue to do so as they transition to new benchmark interest rates and that the accounting for the modification of hedged items, when those modifications arise directly from the reforms, are reflected on a prospective basis via the application of IFRS 9:B5.4.5. We consider these as being the two most important elements of the proposals.

Need to know — IASB publishes package of narrow-scope amendments to IFRS Standards

21 May 2020

This Need to know addresses the recent package of narrow-scope amendments to IFRS Standards that was published by the IASB on 14 May 2020.

IASB votes to finalise IFRS 16 amendment

15 May 2020

In a supplementary meeting today, the IASB considered the feedback it received on its 24 April exposure draft 'Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions (Proposed amendment to IFRS 16)' that contained a proposed amendment that would provide lessees with an exemption from assessing whether a COVID-19-related rent concession is a lease modification. The 14-day comment letter period closed on 8 May 2020 and the Board received 110 comment letters (including late submissions).

IASB concludes the 2018-2020 annual improvements cycle

14 May 2020

The IASB has issued 'Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2018–2020'. The pronouncement contains amendments to four International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as result of the IASB's annual improvements project.

We comment on two IFRS Interpretations Committee tentative agenda decisions

13 May 2020

We have published our comment letters on IFRS Interpretations Committee tentative agenda decisions related to IAS 12 and IFRS 16, as published in the March 2020 IFRIC Update.

Deloitte comment letter on tentative agenda decision on IFRS 16 — Sale and leaseback with variable payments

13 May 2020

We have commented on the IFRS Interpretations Committee's publication in the March 2020 IFRIC Update of the tentative decision not to take onto the Committee's agenda the request for clarification on how to measure a right-of-use asset (RoU asset) arising from a sale and leaseback and thus how to determine the amount of any gain or loss on the transaction.

Deloitte comment letter on the IASB's proposed amendments to IFRS 16 related to COVID-19

08 May 2020

We have commented on IASB Exposure Draft (ED) 2020/2 'Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions' which was published by the IASB on 24 April 2020. The ED contains a proposed amendment that would provide lessees with an exemption from assessing whether a COVID-19-related rent concession is a lease modification.

IASB announces supplementary meeting

07 May 2020

On 15 May, the IASB will hold a supplementary meeting on COVID-19-related matters. The meeting will be held by conference call and is expected to last one hour (10:00-11:00 hrs BST).

EFRAG draft comment letter on rent concessions ED

01 May 2020

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has published a draft comment letter on the IASB exposure draft ED/2020/2 'Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions (Proposed amendment to IFRS 16)'.

Need to know — IASB proposes to amend IFRS 16 'Leases' regarding COVID-19-related rent concessions

24 Apr 2020

This publication addresses the proposed amendments to IFRS 16 'Leases' set out in Exposure Draft ED/2020/2 'COVID-19-Related Rent Concessions (Proposed amendments to IFRS 16)' published by the IASB in April 2020.

IASB publishes proposed amendment regarding COVID-19-related rent concessions

24 Apr 2020

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published an exposure draft 'Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions (Proposed amendment to IFRS 16)' that contains a proposed amendment that would provide lessees with an exemption from assessing whether a COVID-19-related rent concession is a lease modification. Comments are requested by 8 May 2020.

EFRAG draft comment letter on IBOR ED

23 Apr 2020

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has published a draft comment letter on the IASB exposure draft ED/2020/1 'Interest Rate Benchmark Reform — Phase 2 (Proposed amendments to IFRS 9, IAS 39, IFRS 7, IFRS 4 and IFRS 16)'.

IASB holds meeting dedicated to COVID-19 issues

17 Apr 2020

In advance of its regular meeting next week, the IASB held a supplementary IASB meeting today to consider COVID-19-related matters: the Board's timelines in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and accounting for COVID-19-related rent concessions.

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