IASB meeting — 24 and 27 April 2017

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Location: London

IASB (International Accounting Standards Board)

The IASB met at its offices in London on 24 and 27 April 2017. There were five topics on the agenda. One session was held jointly with the FASB.

Monday 24 April

The meeting began with a brief update on the strategy for supporting the implementation of the forthcoming IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts, including the objective of the Transition Resource Group the IASB plans to establish. The IASB expects to issue IFRS 17 in the second half of May.

The IASB had an education session addressing concerns expressed during the February meeting about some aspects of the rate-regulated cctivities project.

In the afternoon session the IASB was joined by the FASB, by video, for an education session on the FASB’s Financial Performance Reporting project.

Thursday 27 April

The meeting continued on Thursday afternoon with some IFRS implementation issues and further discussions on a proposal to amend the definition of a business in IFRS 3 Business Combinations.

The implementation session considered the Interpretation Committee’s tentative decision on fees included in the ‘10 per cent’ test for the purpose of derecognition; completing the amendments to IAS 19 and IFRIC 14; and analysing feedback on amendments to IFRS 3 and IFRS 11 for previously held interests.

The discussion of the definition of a business focused on whether the screening test should be modified in light of comments received.


Agenda for the meeting

Monday 24 April 2017 (11:30–16:00)

  • Insurance contracts
  • Rate regulated activities
  • Financial performance reporting (education session with FASB)

Thursday 27 April 2017 (13:00–16:15)

  • IFRS implementation issues
  • Definition of a business

Agenda papers for this meeting are available on the IASB's website.

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