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All you need on UK Accounting, Reporting & Corporate Governance
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  • January 2019 IASB meeting agenda posted

    14 Jan 2019

    The IASB has posted the agenda for its next meeting, which will be held at its offices in London on 23 January 2019. There are four topics on the agenda, including another set of potential amendments to IFRS 17.

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  • IASB to consider further potential amendments to IFRS 17

    11 Jan 2019

    At its upcoming meeting, the IASB will discuss 5 of the 25 concerns regarding IFRS 17 'Insurance Contracts' that were identified in October 2018 as candidates for potential amendments. The staff recommends several amendments to the standard.

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  • EC expert group issues report on disclosure of climate-related information

    10 Jan 2019

    The Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance set up by the European Commission (EC) has published its first report on companies' disclosure of climate-related information. It contains recommendations that will allow the EC to update its non-binding guidelines on non-financial reporting with specific reference to climate-related information, in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) established by the Financial Stability Board.

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  • EFRAG TEG appointment and reappointments

    09 Jan 2019

    The Board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has announced the appointment of Isabelle Grauer-Gaynor to its Technical Experts Group (TEG).

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  • CMAC call for members

    08 Jan 2019

    The IASB's Capital Markets Advisory Committee (CMAC) is currently seeking applications for membership after the terms of a number of members expire at the end of 2019. New candidates would join the CMAC for a three-year term beginning 1 January 2020, renewable once for an additional three-year term.

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  • AAOIFI issues two new financial accounting standards

    04 Jan 2019

    The Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) has issued financial accounting standard (FAS) 33 'Investments in Sukuk, Shares and Similar Instruments' and FAS 34 'Financial Reporting for Sukuk-holders'.

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  • EFRAG endorsement status report 14 January 2019

    published 15 Jan 2019

    The endorsement status report has been updated to reflect that EFRAG has published draft endorsement advice on 'Definition of a Business (Amendments to IFRS 3)'. Final endorsement advice ist expected in Q1 2019.

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  • IFRS on Point — December 2018

    published 11 Jan 2019

    'IFRS on Point', published at the beginning of each month, highlights critical IFRS-related financial reporting developments.

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  • Need to know - Equalisation of guaranteed minimum pensions

    published 20 Dec 2018

    This Need to know addresses the impact of a recent ruling regarding equalisation of guaranteed minimum pensions payable under UK defined benefit schemes. It is equally relevant to those reporting under IFRS and FRS 102.

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  • Need to know - Energy and carbon reporting requirements enacted

    published 18 Dec 2018

    This publication discusses the Companies (Directors' Report) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Energy and Carbon Report) Regulations 2018, which were issued by the Government in November 2018. The Regulations set out new requirements for the directors' report of quoted and large unquoted companies, as well as introducing an Energy and Carbon report for large limited liability partnerships.

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  • Governance in brief — The Wates Corporate Governance Principles for large private companies

    published 18 Dec 2018

    The Wates Principles are a set of six high level principles of corporate governance issued to help the largest private companies meet the new legislative requirement to report on their corporate governance arrangements for periods commencing on or after 1 January 2019. It is a voluntary framework which adopts the “apply and explain” approach. Guidance is provided with each principle, not as requirements, but to help companies understand how they can apply the principles.

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  • Stay Tuned Online - IFRS and UK GAAP Update December 2018

    published 18 Dec 2018

    Stay Tuned Online is an online financial reporting update, aimed at helping finance teams keep up to speed with IFRS and UK financial reporting issues. Each update lasts about an hour, and sessions are normally held three times a year –the next one will come out in Spring 2019.

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  • IFRS on Point — November 2018

    published 13 Dec 2018

    'IFRS on Point', published at the beginning of each month, highlights critical IFRS-related financial reporting developments.

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  • Accounting Roundup - Closing Out 2018

    published 13 Dec 2018

    Closing out 2018 discusses the significant corporate reporting issues relevant to 31 December 2018 annual reports, covering areas of regulatory focus identified in the FRC’s Annual Review of Corporate Reporting 2017/2018, the ESMA’s common enforcement priorities for issuers in the European Union together with developments in reporting standards and areas of investor interest.

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