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Updated IASB work plan — Analysis (May 2020 meetings)

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25 May 2020

Following the IASB's May 2020 supplementary and regular meetings, we have analysed the IASB work plan to see what changes have resulted from the meetings and other developments since the work plan was last revised in April 2020. Almost all changes result from the numerous exposure drafts and final amendments the IASB has published recently.

Below is an analysis of all changes made to the work plan since our last analysis on 24 April 2020.

Standard-setting projects

  • no changes

Maintenance projects

  • Annual improvements — 2018-2020 cycle — removed from the work plan as the IASB completed this cycle of annual improvements by issuing Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2018–2020 on 14 May 2020; projects that were part of this cycle included:
    • Fees in the ‘10 per cent’ Test for Derecognition of Financial Liabilities (Amendments to IFRS 9)
    • Lease Incentives (Amendment to Illustrative Example 13 accompanying IFRS 16)
    • Subsidiary as a First-time Adopter (Amendment to IFRS 1)
    • Taxation in Fair Value Measurements (Amendment to IAS 41)
  • Classification of liabilities — Effective date — an exposure draft ED/2020/3 Classification of Liabilities as Current or Non-current — Deferral of Effective Date (Proposed amendment to IAS 1) was published on 4 May 2020 with comments requested by 3 June 2020; the feedback on the exposure draft will be discussed in June 2020
  • IFRS 16 and COVID-19 — the IASB discussed the feedback on the exposure draft published on 24 April 2020 at its supplementary meeting on 15 May 2020 and expects to issue final amendments "on or around 28 May 2020"
  • IAS 37 — Onerous contracts — removed from the work plan as the IASB issued Onerous Contracts — Cost of Fulfilling a Contract (Amendments to IAS 37) on 14 May 2020
  • IAS 16 — Proceeds before intended use — removed from the work plan as the IASB issued Property, Plant and Equipment — Proceeds before Intended Use (Amendments to IAS 16) on 14 May 2020
  • IFRS 3 — Updating a reference to the Conceptual Framework — removed from the work plan as the IASB issued Reference to the Conceptual Framework (Amendments to IFRS 3) on 14 May 2020

Research projects

  • Dynamic risk management — core model outreach has been clarified to take place in fourth quarter of 2020 (previously second half of 2020)

Other projects

  • IFRS Taxonomy update — Amendments to IFRS 17 and IAS 16 — a project newly added to the work plan; a proposed taxonomy update is expected in July 2020
  • IFRS Taxonomy update — Covid-19-related rent concessions (Amendment to IFRS 16) — a project newly added to the work plan; a proposed taxonomy update is expected in May 2020

The above is a faithful comparison of the IASB work plan at 24 April 2020 and at 25 May 2020. For access to the current IASB work plan at any time, please click here.

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