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EFRAG issues draft endorsement advice on amendments to IFRS 2

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10 Oct 2016

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has issued for comment its draft endorsement advice for the use of the amendments to IFRS 2 'Share-based Payment' in the European Union (EU).

In June 2016 the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published Classification and Measurement of Share-based Payment Transactions (Amendments to IFRS 2) which clarify the classification and measurement of share-based payment transactions. The amendments address several requests that the IASB and the IFRS Interpretations Committee received and that the IASB decided to deal with in one combined narrow-scope project.  The amendments address:

  • the effects of vesting and non-vesting conditions on the measurement of cash-settled share-based payments;
  • share-based payment transactions with a net settlement feature for withholding tax obligations; and
  • a modification to the terms and conditions of a share-based payment that changes the classification of the transaction from cash-settled to equity-settled.

EFRAG supports the adoption of the amendments and recommends their endorsement.  EFRAG’s initial assessment is that the amendments meet the technical requirements of the Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the application of international accounting standards.   

EFRAG also considers that the overall benefits of the amendments are likely to outweigh the associated costs to implement them. 

Comments are requested by 10 November 2016. 

EFRAG has also updated its endorsement status report to reflect the issuance of the draft endorsement advice. 

The EFRAG press release regarding this, including draft endorsement advice and the invitation to comment, is available on the EFRAG website.

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