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The Hundred Group and IASB debate IAS 37

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08 Mar 2010

On 5 March 2010 Deloitte hosted a live webcast between The Hundred Group of Finance Directors in the United Kingdom and the IASB on the future of accounting for liabilities under IFRSs.

The IASB is in the final stages of a project to revise IAS 37. The original exposure draft (ED) was published for comment in July 2005. In January 2010, the IASB published another ED limited to the proposed revisions on measurement of liabilities, but on 22 February 2010 also put up on its website a 'working draft' of the revised IAS 37 standard in its entirety to enable interested parties to see the revised measurement guidance in the context of the proposed new IFRS. The comment period is until the 12th April. As part of its outreach activities, in this webcast with The Hundred Group, the IASB discusses all aspects of the proposed new IFRS.
The Hundred Group has written to the IASB to request full re-exposure and, failing that, an extension of the comment period on the current proposals since it is nearly five years since the original ED was published. Like many commentators the Hundred Group was critical of both the recognition and the measurement aspects of the proposals. Asking questions on behalf of The Hundred Group was representatives of three companies: Severn Trent, Tate & Lyle, and Tomkins plc. From the IASB, IASB member Bob Garnett responded to the questions and was joined by Joan Brown, the Project Manager for this project. The webcast was hosted by Veronica Poole, Deloitte Global IFRS Leader–Technical and Mark Smith, Vice-Chair of the Financial Reporting Committee of The Hundred Group.
A recording of the webcast is available Here. If you are prompted, the Passcode is 831344.

 

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