March 2020 IASB meeting notes posted

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20 Mar, 2020

The IASB met on Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 March 2020, by video link. The meeting was cut to three topics because of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have posted our comprehensive Deloitte observer notes for all projects discussed during the meeting.

Rate-regulated Activities: The staff have been drafting the ED for the accounting model for regulatory assets and regulatory liabilities since last July. The Board decided to clarify whether some components included in the regulated rates in a period form part of total allowed compensation for the goods or services supplied by an entity in the same period or in a different period. In particular, the Board decided to clarify whether regulatory returns and performance incentives included in the regulated rates for a period form part of the total allowed compensation for to the goods or services supplied in the same period.

Management Commentary: The Board continued its discussions about the objective of management commentary, and decided that it should support primary users in assessing an entity’s prospects of future cash flows and assessing management’s stewardship of the entity’s economic resources. The primary users are existing and potential investors, lenders and other creditors and they are expected to have a reasonable knowledge of business and economic activities. The staff also introduced their thinking on developing disclosure objectives for various types of content to be included in management commentary.

Amendments to IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts: The Board decided to defer the effective date of IFRS 17 (incorporating the amendments) to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023 and to extend the fixed expiry date of the temporary exemption from applying IFRS 9 in IFRS 4 to the same date. The staff expect that the amendments will be issued in the second quarter of 2020.

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