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UK GAAP application for reporting periods ending 31 December 2020

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10 Dec 2020

The table below reflects new and revised UK GAAP financial reporting requirements that need to be considered for financial reporting periods ending on 31 December 2020.

As the revised UK GAAP regime has now been in place for a number of years, preparation of either parent company or subsidiary accounts under either FRS 101 or FRS 102 should now have become a more routine exercise. The FRC has made several changes to FRS 102 as part of its first triennial review of the Standard to deal with issues highlighted in its implementation. The amendments were published in December 2017. More recently amendments to FRS 102 related to multi-employer defined benefit plans, interest rate benchmark reform and COVD-19-related rent concessions have been issued. Minor amendments were also made as a result of the 2019/20 annual review of FRS 101. Amendments have also been recently made to FRS 101, FRS 104 and FRS 105.

The table below reflects new and revised UK GAAP financial reporting requirements that need to be considered for financial reporting periods ending on 31 December 2020. For those reporters who want to understand new UK GAAP application for earlier periods please select one of the following:

Pronouncement Effective date Application for quarters ending 31 December 2020?
1st qtrs.* 2nd qtrs.** 3rd qtrs.*** Full yrs****
FRS 100
Amendments to FRS 101 - 2018/19 cycle issued The amendments take effect for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021. If an entity applies the July 2019 amendments to FRS 101 early, these amendments to FRS 100 shall be applied at the same time. # # # #
Consequential amendments as a result of Amendment to FRS 101 – Effective date of IFRS 17 The amendments take effect for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023. If an entity applies the July 2019 amendments to FRS 101 early, these amendments to FRS 100 shall be applied at the same time ~ ~ ~ ~
Amendments to reflect changes in UK company law following the UK’s exit from the European Union that come into effect at the end of the Transition Period

The effective date for these amendments is accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021. Early application is permitted in some circumstances to provide UK entities with the option to use IAS that are adopted for use within the UK after 31 December 2020, in addition to IFRS that have been adopted in the EU as at this date. This is consistent with the transitional arrangements provided in UK company law for entities preparing ‘IAS accounts’.

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FRS 101
Amendments to the Basis for Conclusions FRS 101 Reduced Disclosure Framework

No effective date. No amendments to FRS 101 have been made

N/A (see effective date column) N/A (see effective date column) N/A (see effective date column) N/A (see effective date column)
Amendments to FRS 101 - 2018/19 cycle issued

The amendments take effect for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021. If an entity applies the recognition, measurement and disclosure requirements of IFRS 17 early, the amendments to FRS 101 are applied at the same time.

# # # #
Amendments to FRS 101 - 2019/20 cycle issued

Paragraph 8 of FRS 101 notes that the exemptions are available from when the relevant standard is applied. Therefore there is no need to amend the effective date for these amendments, which will be available for financial statements approved after the amendments have been finalised.

Optional Optional Optional Optional
Changes the effective date of an amendment to the definition of a qualifying entity made in July 2019, effectively allowing relevant insurers to continue to apply FRS 101 for a further two years. The revised effective date for the new definition of a qualifying entity is accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023 ~ ~ ~ ~

The effective date for these amendments is accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021. Early application is permitted in some circumstances to provide UK entities with the option to use IAS that are adopted for use within the UK after 31 December 2020, in addition to IFRS that have been adopted in the EU as at this date. This is consistent with the transitional arrangements provided in UK company law for entities preparing ‘IAS accounts’.

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FRS 102
Amendments to FRS 102: Multi-employer defined benefit plans

The amendments are effective for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2020, with early application permitted.

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

Amendments to FRS 101 - 2018/19 cycle issued

The amendments take effect for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021. If an entity applies the July 2019 amendments to FRS 101 early, these amendments to FRS 102 shall be applied at the same time

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#

#

#

'Amendments to FRS 102 – Interest rate benchmark reform'.

The amendments are effective for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2020, with early application permitted.

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

MAndatory

Amendments to FRS 101 - 2019/20 cycle issued

Paragraph 8 of FRS 101 notes that the exemptions are available from when the relevant standard is applied. Therefore there is no need to amend the effective date for these amendments, which will be available for financial statements approved after the amendments have been finalised.

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Consequential amendments as a result of Amendment to FRS 101 – Effective date of IFRS 17 The amendments take effect for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023. If an entity applies the July 2019 amendments to FRS 101 early, these amendments to FRS 102 shall be applied at the same time ~ ~ ~ ~
Amendments to FRS 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland and FRS 105 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable to the Micro-entities Regime - COVID-19-related rent concessions The effective date for these amendments is accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2020, with early application permitted. Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory
Amendments to reflect changes in UK company law following the UK’s exit from the European Union that come into effect at the end of the Transition Period

The effective date for these amendments is accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021. Early application is permitted in some circumstances to provide UK entities with the option to use IAS that are adopted for use within the UK after 31 December 2020, in addition to IFRS that have been adopted in the EU as at this date. This is consistent with the transitional arrangements provided in UK company law for entities preparing ‘IAS accounts’.

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‘Amendments to FRS 102 – Interest rate benchmark reform (Phase 2)’.

The amendments are effective for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021, with early application permitted.

Optional Optional Optional Optional
FRS 104
Amendments to FRS 104 Interim Financial Reporting - Going concern The amendments are effective for interim periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021, with earlier application permitted Optional Optional Optional Optional
Amendments to reflect changes in UK company law following the UK’s exit from the European Union that come into effect at the end of the Transition Period

The effective date for these amendments is accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021. Early application is permitted in some circumstances to provide UK entities with the option to use IAS that are adopted for use within the UK after 31 December 2020, in addition to IFRS that have been adopted in the EU as at this date. This is consistent with the transitional arrangements provided in UK company law for entities preparing ‘IAS accounts’.

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FRS 105
Amendments to FRS 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland and FRS 105 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable to the Micro-entities Regime - COVID-19-related rent concessions The effective date for these amendments is accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2020, with early application permitted.

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

Mandatory

Amendments to reflect changes in UK company law following the UK’s exit from the European Union that come into effect at the end of the Transition Period

The effective date for these amendments is accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021. Early application is permitted in some circumstances to provide UK entities with the option to use IAS that are adopted for use within the UK after 31 December 2020, in addition to IFRS that have been adopted in the EU as at this date. This is consistent with the transitional arrangements provided in UK company law for entities preparing ‘IAS accounts’.

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* 1st quarter ending on 31 December 2020 (accounting period began on 1 October 2020).

** 2nd quarter ending 31 December 2020 (accounting period began 1 July 2020).

*** 3rd quarter ending 31 December 2020 (accounting period began 1 April 2020).

**** 4th quarter ending 31 December 2020 (accounting period began 1 January 2020).

# - The amendments to FRS 101 and the consequential amendments to FRS 100 and FRS 102 take effect for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021. If an entity applies the recognition, measurement and disclosure requirements of IFRS 17 early, the amendments to FRS 101 are applied at the same time. IFRS 17 has not yet been endorsed for use in the EU. If an entity applies the July 2019 amendments to FRS 101 early, the amendments to FRS 100 and FRS 102 are applied at the same time.

~ The amendments to FRS 101 and the consequential amendments to FRS 100 and FRS 102 take effect for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023. If an entity applies the recognition, measurement and disclosure requirements of IFRS 17 early, the amendments to FRS 101 are applied at the same time. IFRS 17 has not yet been endorsed for use in the EU. If an entity applies the July 2019 amendments to FRS 101 early, the amendments to FRS 100 and FRS 102 are applied at the same time.

 

 

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