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The Board discussed subsequent accounting for amounts recognised as assets and liabilities under leases. They noted that their previous discussions had concluded that the assets arising under lease agreements tend to be rights associated with the lease agreement, rather than physical assets, and that accounting should recognise those rights and obligations. Accordingly, the term depreciation was not considered appropriate, and Board members found it helpful to think of the charge as an allocation of rights of use over the period of the usage.

The Board discussed examples of subsequent accounting in the case of:

  • Straight forward leases.
  • Leases with lease payments that are conditional on external price changes.
  • Leases with lease payments that are conditional on the lessee's usage.
  • Leases with lease payments that are conditional on the lessee's revenues.
  • Leases with renewal options.

The Board noted that it would be possible to make subsequent accounting adjustments to the value of the rights arising under the lease without necessarily being on the fair value model.

The Board asked the staff to prepare a paper considering the accounting for the rights of use (considering the appropriateness of IAS 16 and IAS 38) and the liability (in accordance with IAS 37 or IAS 39) for discussion at a future meeting.

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