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Revenue resources

Below is a comprehensive collection of helpful resources — organised chronologically — on the recently-issued IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Click for direct access to specific revenue resources:

  

Latest IFRS 15 Resources

We comment on seven IFRS Interpretations Committee tentative agenda decisions

20 Aug 2019

We have published our comment letters on IFRS Interpretations Committee tentative agenda decisions related to IAS 1, IAS 7, IAS 41, IFRS 9, IFRS 15, and IFRS 16, as published in the June 2019 IFRIC Update.

Deloitte comment letter on tentative agenda decision on IFRS 15 — Compensation for delays or cancellations

20 Aug 2019

We have commented on the IFRS Interpretations Committee's publication in the June 2019 IFRIC Update of the tentative decision not to take onto the Committee's agenda the request for clarification on compensation for delays or cancellations.

IASB presentation slides

08 Jul 2019

The IASB has posted to its website the slides of two full presentations and one breakfast talk given by IASB members at the recent annual congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA).

A Closer Look — Revenue recognition - evaluating whether an entity is acting as a principal or as an agent

25 Jun 2019

In April 2016, the IASB issued Clarifications to IFRS 15 which amended the principal-versus-agent implementation guidance and illustrations in IFRS 15 to clarify how the principal-versus-agent indicators should be evaluated to support an entity’s conclusion that it controls a specified good or service before it is transferred to a customer. However, given the complexities of some arrangements, including those involving three or more parties, the evaluation of whether an entity is acting as a principal or as an agent continues to require significant judgement, and conclusions reached under IAS 18 may not be the same as those reached under IFRS 15.

IASB posts webcast on borrowing costs and revenue recognition

24 Jun 2019

The IASB has posted a webcast, by IASB technical staff Jawaid Dossani and Nicolette Lange, that discusses conclusions reach at by the IFRS Interpretation Committee related to the application of IAS 23, ‘Borrowing Costs’ and its interaction with IFRS 15, ‘Revenue from Contracts with Customers’.

We comment on four IFRS Interpretations Committee tentative agenda decisions

15 May 2019

We have published our comment letters on IFRS Interpretations Committee tentative agenda decisions related to IAS 19, IFRS 15, IFRS 16, and cryptocurrencies, as published in the March 2019 IFRIC Update.

Deloitte comment letter on tentative agenda decision on IFRS 15 — Costs to fulfil a contract

15 May 2019

We have commented on the IFRS Interpretations Committee's publication in the March 2019 IFRIC Update of the tentative decision not to take onto the Committee's agenda the request for clarification on the recognition of costs incurred to fulfil a contract as an entity satisfies a performance obligation in the contract over time.

IASB publishes editorial corrections

01 Mar 2019

The IASB has published its first batch of editorial corrections in 2019.

IASB posts webcast on IFRS 15

14 Feb 2019

The IASB has posted a webcast, by IASB member Nick Anderson and investor engagement member Sid Kumar, that provides an overview on IFRS 15, ‘Revenue from Contracts with Customers’.

Governance in brief — FRC issues advice on annual reports for the 2018/19 reporting season

06 Dec 2018

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued its Annual Review of Corporate Reporting and annual letter to finance directors and audit committee chairs covering its perspective on key developments for 2018/19 annual reports.

We comment on six IFRS Interpretations Committee tentative agenda decisions

22 Nov 2018

We have published our comment letters on IFRS Interpretations Committee tentative agenda decisions related to IAS 27, IAS 37, IFRS 9, IFRS 11, and IFRS 15, as published in the September 2018 IFRIC Update.

Deloitte comment letter on tentative agenda decision on IFRS 15 — Assessment of promised goods or services

21 Nov 2018

We have commented on the IFRS Interpretations Committee's publication in the September 2018 IFRIC Update of the tentative decision not to take onto the Committee's agenda the request for clarification on the recognition of revenue by a stock exchange that provides a listing service to a customer.

FRC publishes the results of IFRS 9 and 15 thematic reviews

05 Nov 2018

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published the results of its thematic reviews looking at the disclosures made by companies on the impact of IFRS 9 ‘Financial Instruments’ and IFRS 15 ‘Revenue from Contracts with Customers’ in their June 2018 interim reports.

ESMA announces enforcement priorities for 2018 financial statements

27 Oct 2018

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has announced the priority issues that the assessment of listed companies' 2018 financial statements will focus on.

FRC publishes year-end advice to preparers in advance of the 2018/19 reporting season

25 Oct 2018

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published a letter to Audit Committee Chairs and Finance Directors, in advance of the 2018/19 reporting season, highlighting changes to reporting requirements and key matters which should be considered in the preparation of forthcoming annual reports and accounts.

FRC publishes findings on the quality of corporate reporting in 2017/2018

24 Oct 2018

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published its Annual Review of Corporate Governance and Reporting 2017/2018, which provides the FRC's assessment of corporate reporting in the UK based on evidence from a variety of sources, including the work of the FRC's own Corporate Reporting Review (CRR) team. The report also includes information on the level of compliance with the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code (“the Code”) as well as the quality of explanations and reporting provided by companies in their governance statements and committee reports.

2018 Update on Half Yearly Financial Reporting

03 Jul 2018

The 2018 edition of our popular guide to half-yearly financial reporting contains a regulatory overview, setting out the requirements for half-yearly financial reports and changes for preparers to contend with in 2018, including disclosures on the impact of implementing IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, a model half-yearly financial report, including illustrative IAS 34 condensed financial statements; and a disclosure checklist.

Need to know — Disclosing the new adoption of accounting standards in interim financial statements

21 Jun 2018

Both IFRS 9 'Financial Instruments' and IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers' are mandatorily effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018. For many entities, the first financial statements reflecting adoption of these significant standards will be an interim report for the six months to June 2018. IFRS 16 'Leases' is also available for early adoption in 2018 financial statements.

FRC issues a briefing setting out current ‘hot topics’ of its Corporate Reporting Review team

12 Jun 2018

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued a Briefing setting out the current ‘hot topics’ of its Corporate Reporting Review (CRR) team. The CRR team monitors the quality of corporate reporting in the UK and enforces compliance with accounting standards and relevant company law.

CIPFA/LASAAC issue new Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting

10 Apr 2018

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Local Authority (Scotland) Accounts Advisory Committee (LASAAC) have issued the 2018/19 Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the UK (the Code) which would apply to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 April 2018.

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