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Need to Know - New UK narrative reporting regulations

Published on: 14 Jun 2013

This publication from Deloitte (UK) discusses the long-awaited narrative reporting regulations issued by the United Kingdom Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) which will come into force for periods ending on or after 30 September 2013.

The regulations:

  • require all companies (except small companies) to prepare a strategic report which will be presented separately to the directors' report and will replace the current business review. Quoted companies will need to ensure they include specific information on the company’s strategy, business model, human rights and gender diversity;
  • require quoted companies to include information on greenhouse gas emissions in their directors’ report;
  • remove a handful of other currently required disclosures; and
  • replace the option to prepare summary financial statements with an option to provide a ‘strategic report with supplementary material’.

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