EFRAG issues feedback statement on the IASB's exposure draft of amendments to IAS 7

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04 Jun, 2015

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has published its feedback statement summarising the main comments received from constituents invited to respond to its draft comment letter in relation to the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB’s) Exposure Draft ED/2014/6 ‘Disclosure Initiative (Proposed amendments to IAS 7)’.

The amendments in the ED are as a result of the IASB’s Disclosure Initiative which comprises several smaller projects to improve presentation and disclosure requirements in existing standards.  The IASB proposes in ED/2014/6 amendments with two objectives:

  • Improved information about an entity's financing activities, excluding equity items. The IASB proposes that an entity should disclose a reconciliation of the amounts in the opening and closing statements of financial position for each item for which cash flows have been, or would be, classified as financing activities in the statement of cash flows, excluding equity items. The reconciliation should include (i) opening balances in the statement of financial position, (ii) movements in the period, and (iii) closing balances in the statement of financial position. The proposed amendments also include an illustrative example.
  • Improved disclosures about the liquidity of an entity. The IASB proposes to extend the disclosures by adding required disclosures about restrictions that affect the decisions of an entity to use cash and cash equivalent balances, including tax liabilities that would arise on the repatriation of foreign cash and cash equivalent balances.

EFRAG published its draft comment letter in February 2015 and its final comment letter in May 2015.

The feedback statement summarises the main comments received by EFRAG in relation to the draft comment letter and explains how those comments were considered by EFRAG in reaching its final position on the IASB ED set out in their final comment letter to the IASB.

The press release and full feedback statement are available on the EFRAG website.

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